Neal Boyd, opera singer who won 'America's Got Talent,' dies at 42

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The opera singer - who won America's Got Talent in 2008 - has died from heart failure, according to a Monday report from TMZ. The opera singer was only 42 years old.

Boyd was found unresponsive by his mother at her Sikestown, Mo., home and was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. Boyd's death comes a year after he was in a serious auto accident with his mom, Esther Boyd, in January 2017.

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

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Boyd released the album "My American Dream" in 2009, and performed at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., singing "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood.

Scott County coroner Scott Amick said Boyd died around 6pm on Sunday at his mother's house in Sikeston. "It was a very, very, very bad wreck ..." "[Recovery is] a very slow progress. It's been hard, because you can't get up on stage right now, you can't perform for the audiences and you can't really do too much recording or traveling".

He also ran for a seat in the Southeast Missouri House of Representatives, though he was not victorious in 2012 or in the general election in 2014. Earlier this year, he revealed that he was working on a new album slated for release in 2019. Just be grateful that you survived.

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