NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - According to a family friend, 92-year-old Al Scramuzza was released from East Jefferson Hospital on Thursday night following a bout with COVID-19. He is currently rehabilitating at respiratory center before he can return home.
Six days earlier in an Instagram post by his granddaughter Ashley Warren, Scramuzza was hospitalized in ICU with COVID-19.
In the post she states, “My paw paw, the “King of Crawfish” is currently in the ICU with COVID-19. I hate that this is our reality and that our history is falling away before our eyes. I am a piece of his legacy and he is a piece of my ancestry — my personal and cultural history.”
Scramuzza is known for being the man who brought crawfish to southern Louisiana in the 1950s.
Louisianians carry fond memories of his crawfish commercials that played throughout the 1980s.
Check the video below when we brought him over to Fox 8: