2008 ‘America’s Got Talent’ victor Neal Boyd dead at age 42

Brenda Watkins
June 12, 2018

The opera singer, who won season three of America's Got Talent, passed away on Sunday in Sikeston, Missouri.

The pop opera singer's cause of death was heart failure, but there will not be an autopsy to confirm.

It's been a decade since Neal won "America's Got Talent" in 2008 with his operatic pop singing and scored the $1 million prize along with a headlining show in Las Vegas. He also sang Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. His post-Talent career included an album, My American Dream, and performances for multiple US presidents.

News that Boyd died at his mother's home at 6:26 p.m. Sunday.

Boyd was just 42 years old.

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Last year, he and his mother were reportedly badly injured in a auto accident after he blacked out while driving.

Boyd's twitter biography still has the line, "Boyd for Missouri 2014".

"You never know what's going to happen next".

The former insurance salesman ran for Missouri House of Representatives in 2012 as a Republican, ultimately losing out to Democratic incumbent Steve Hodges. Just be grateful that you survived. "It was really about the tone of politics at the time, and I don't see any opportunities right now to get involved again, but I would love to", Boyd shared.

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