Neal Boyd Dead - 'America's Got Talent' Winner Dies at 42

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The AP reports that Neal Boyd, an opera singer who won the show's third season in 2008, died Sunday evening at his mother's house in Sikeston, Mo.

Scott County Coroner Scott Amick told the Associated Press that Boyd died of heart and kidney failure and liver disease related to his weight. Neal passed around 6 PM, and adds no autopsy will be done.

Neal Boyd dead The singer with judges Piers Morgan Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff
GETTYNeal Boyd dead The singer with judges Piers Morgan Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff

After fame hit, he recorded the album, My American Dream.

Boyd announced on his official Facebook page in May that he was raising money to record a new album and said he was still recovering from a near-fatal 2017 vehicle accident. They'd been slowly recovering since then. "We have to be able to get me back up on my feet again, because I'm still walking with a walker". "It was my mom who really kept the family together". "[Recovery is] a very slow progress". He also ran for a seat in the Southeast Missouri House of Representatives, though he was not victorious in 2012 or in the general election in 2014. "I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me nearly unable to use that leg for now", he said.

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He added: "It's been hard, 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 travelling".

Piers said: "You know Neal, as you began to sing, I think the whole audience felt electricity on the stage".

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"Just be grateful that you survived", he continued.

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