Sad news to report from Missouri. Former “America’s Got Talent” champion Neal Boyd passed away in his mother’s house Sunday afternoon.
According to Fox News, Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Boyd died of an array of diseases pertaining to his weight, including heart and kidney failure as well as liver disease.
The opera singer won “America’s Got Talent” in 2008, netting $1 million in prize money. He also earned his own show in Las Vegas, according to The Huffington Post.
He went on to record his debut album entitled “My American Dream” in 2009. He followed that success with “My Christmas Wish” in 2013.
Neal also delved into politics. He twice ran for a seat in the House of Representatives in his home state of Missouri as a Republican. Neither runs bid him success.
Boyd and his mother were involved in a horrific car crash in early 2017 when Boyd blacked out. Both he and his mother were badly injured.
"It was a very, very, very bad wreck ... It's a very slow progress,” he said as he began to recover. “I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me almost unable to use that leg for now.”
"It's been difficult,” he continued in an interview with the Southeast Missourian, “because you can't get up on stage right now, you can't perform for the audiences and you can't really do too much recording or traveling."
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