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Boyd, Former 'America's Got Talent' Winner, Dead at 42

Boyd, Former 'America's Got Talent' Winner, Dead at 42

Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC's reality competition series "America's Got Talent" in 2008, died Sunday, authorities tell CNN. According to TMZ, no autopsy was performed.

Neal rose to fame on America's Got Talent, where he won over the public and judges with his operatic voice.

He went on to win Season 3, earning a $1 million prize and a headlining act in Las Vegas.

The TV star passed away at 6 pm on Sunday in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri.

Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42.

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Just a year before his passing, Boyd and his mother, Esther, were in a major auto accident after he blacked out behind the wheel.

Boyd's twitter biography still has the line, "Boyd for Missouri 2014". "You have these 'down moments, ' whether it be health or physical, like it is now, and 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".

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

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

Neal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition along with his mother, but both made a full recovery.


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