""Bird" performed in the play "Black Nativity" in Memphis in 2005. My choir, St Augustine Catholic Church Choir also was in the play. We were excited and honored to be in his presence, as he was very professional and fun to work with. I was stoked when I later saw him in so many films. He didn't make us as amateurs feel any less but gave us tips throughout the performance. He was very warm and giving. Prayers to his family, friends, and peers."