‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Neal Boyd Has Died At The Young Age Of 42
Back in 2008, Neal E. Boyd’s life changed forever. The opera singer was on the third season of America’s Got Talent and ended up winning the entire thing. He won the $1 million prize and a headline show in Las Vegas.
After winning the talent show, his hometown declared the month of October, “Neal E. Boyd Month,” and he signed a record deal with Decca Records. His first album, released in 2009, debuted at #195 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top Classical Albums Chart.
In 2010, he performed for Barack Obama during a visit to Missouri, so it’s safe to say, Boyd had a taste of the good life.
Sadly, his life came to an end too soon. It’s being reported that the 42-year-old died at his mother’s house at 6 PM Sunday evening. His mother found him unresponsive, paramedics arrived at the scene a short time later and pronounced him dead.
“Boyd had been seeing numerous doctors, E! News has learned. He was in heart failure, kidney failure, and had liver disease. Ponder Funeral Home confirms to E! News that they received Boyd’s body and he has been cremated. No information on services has been released at this time.”
It appears his health problems started to get worse following a crash he had back in 2017. He blacked out while driving. He had been slowly recovering since then, but when you’re overweight, injuries like that can really set you back.
AGT judge Piers Morgan went on his Twitter account to pay tribute to Boyd…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 11, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.