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Neal E. Boyd, Season 3 'America's Got Talent' Winner, Dies at Age 42: Cause of Death?

Updated On 12 Jun, 2018 Published On

Neal E. Boyd, an opera singer who won season 3 "America's Got Talent" in 2008, has died at the age of 42 on Sunday, June 10, authorities have confirmed to CNN.

According to Scott County Coroner, Scott Amick, Neal died at his mother's house in Sikeston, Missouri at 6: 26 p.m. Sunday night.

As for the cause of the late songster's death, he had been suffering from a lot of health problems, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver disease.

Ponder Funeral Home told media that they received Neal's body and he has been cremated. The information on services has yet to be released.

Born on 18 November 1975, Neal developed a passion for opera music in middle school. He had attended the New England Conservatory of Music in 2002.

Following his victory at NBC's singing platform in 2008, Neal released an album My American Dream - that debuted at number three on the Top Classical Albums chart - in 2009.

In 2012 and 2014, Boyd tried to secure a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, but unfortunately, he was defeated.

Shortly after Neal's death news broke on Monday, June 11, AGT's Piers Morgan reacted to his passing via Twitter.

Rest In Peace Neal!