Neal Boyd, opera singer who won 'America's Got Talent,' dies at 42

12 June, 2018, 05:38 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Neal Boyd, opera singer who won 'America's Got Talent,' dies at 42

Boyd - the opera singer who won the third season of "America's Got Talent" - passed away on Sunday. The opera singer has died from heart failure, according to TMZ.

Neal starred on America's Got Talent in 2008, going on to scoop first place on the talent show after winning the audience over. He then went on to release an album, My American Dream, in 2009, and performed at the Republican National Convention in 2012.

The CBS News affiliate reports that Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Boyd died around 6 p.m.at his mother's house in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri.

Neal Evans Boyd was born November 18, 1975, and grew up in Sikeston.

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Boyd's death comes one year after he and his mother were involved in a serious auto accident, in which their vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. "[Recovery is] a very slow progress".

The Missouri native noted that "it just feels like something great is about to happen once I get back on my feet and back in front of the audience again". Just be grateful that you survived.

Mr. Boyd also ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a southeast-Missouri U.S. House seat, losing in the general election in 2012 and in the primary in 2014.

Our thoughts are with Boyd's loved ones during this hard time.

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