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America's Got Talent victor dies aged 42

America's Got Talent victor dies aged 42

Opera singer Neal Boyd, victor of the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, has sadly passed away at the age of 42. The opera singer has died from heart failure, according to TMZ.

Boyd captivated audiences with his booming voice and quickly became a fan-favorite while competing on America's Got Talent back in 2008.

Boyd, who was an opera singer and who'd released the album American Dream in 2009 after his AGT win, had reportedly been seeing multiple doctors for his health.

Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42.

Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Boyd, who was seriously injured in a auto crash past year, had a number of medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems.

The record shot to number three in the Top Classical Albums Chart, while he also bagged a headline show in Las Vegas.

In 2011, the singer ran as Republican for the Missouri House of Representatives.

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

Speaking about the incident at the time, he told the Southeast Missourian: "It was a very, very, very bad wreck ...it's a very slow progress. 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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