Neal Boyd, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 3 Winner, Dies at 42

Danny Woods
June 12, 2018

Opera singer Neal E. Boyd, victor of "America's Got Talent" Season 3, died in Sikeston, Mo., on Sunday.

He passed away at around 6pm on Sunday evening (June 10) at his mother's home in Sikeston, Missouri. "If it wasn't for my mom, I wouldn't have had the confidence to sing for the first time in first grade".

Sad end: Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42. The opera singer has died from heart failure, according to TMZ.

Scott County Coroner Scott Amick told local news service, KFVS that Neal's cause of death was "health issues".

Boyd was set to release his third album in 2019 inspired by a tragic vehicle accident in 2017 that left him and his mother severely injured.

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Neal became a favorite on AGT because of his attractive operatic voice.

He went on to record his first album My American Dream after winning the show. "[Recovery is] a very slow progress".

Known as "The Voice of Missouri", Neal's hometown has now marked October 2008 as "Neal E. Boyd month". I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me nearly unable to use that leg for now.

"Boyd also ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a southeast Missouri House of Representatives seat, losing in the general election in 2012 and in the primary in 2014", the AP reports.

"Just be grateful that you survived", he continued. "When God's given you the time to rebuild your spirit and rebuild your body", the singer said.

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