SIKESTOWN, Mo. (CelebrityAccess) “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal E. Boyd, 42, died Sunday.
Boyd was found unresponsive by his mother at her Sikestown, Mo., home and was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m., according to Fox News. Boyd, an opera singer, won Season 3 of the show in 2008 and went on to debut an album called My American Dream in 2009 followed by My Christmas Wish in 2013.
Boyd died of an array of diseases pertaining to his weight including heart and kidney failure and liver disease, according to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.
Apparently recently, Boyd blacked out while driving and got into an accident that left him and his mother badly injured, and he spoke about it in February.
“It was a very, very, very bad wreck … It’s a very slow progress. I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me almost unable to use that leg for now,” Boyd told the Southeast Missourian. “It’s been difficult, 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 told the newspaper he planned to release his third album, In The Middle of it All, next year.