Neal Boyd, 'America's Got Talent' winner, dies at 42

Lawrence Kim
June 11, 2018

Former 'America's Got Talent' victor Neal E Boyd has died, at the age of 42.

The TV star passed away at 6 pm on Sunday in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri. He had been suffering from numerous ongoing medical issues tied to his weight.

No autopsy was done, according to the county coroner. He also suffered from liver disease and kidney failure.

He was involved in a near-fatal wreck a year ago after blacking out behind the wheel and running into two trees.

Following his America's Got Talent victory in the NBC show's third season, Boyd recorded one album, My American Dream. It's a very slow progress.

Boyd's twitter biography still has the line, "Boyd for Missouri 2014". He beat out violinist group Nuttin' But Stringz and singer/pianist Eli Mattson to take home the million-dollar prize.

American pop opera singer Neal E. Boyd, who performed at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention, died on Sunday. Earlier this year, he revealed that he was working on a new album slated for release in 2019.

Boyd also ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a south-east Missouri seat in the USA house of representatives seat, losing in the general election in 2012 and in the primary in 2014.

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