New details about 'America's Got Talent' winner Neal E. Boyd's death have been revealed

Monica Otayza
Jan 16, 2019
11:41 A.M.
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Neal E. Boyd, the "America's Got Talent" champion, was found dead by his mother in his own bedroom. A few weeks later, new details about his death have been revealed.


It was a heartbreaking morning for Esther Rogers Boyd, who called 911 after she could not wake up her sleeping son. When offers arrived, TMZ shares that he was found on the bed with a sleep apnea mask on his face. When they could not feel a pulse, they performed CPR but to no avail.

After obtaining the scene's police report, TMZ found that his death had nothing to do with illegal narcotics. The cops also ruled out any signs of foul play. While no autopsy was performed, Neal had a known heart condition that could have been the reason for his death. A day after the incident, he was cremated, and later on had a private funeral with only his close family and friends attending.


According to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick's report,

"Neal was on a CPAP machine and when EMS got there, they put the monitor on him and confirmed he was deceased. He had heart failure, kidney failure and some liver disease. Just a number of things were wrong with him, and ultimately that’s what led to his demise.”


Previously, Boyd was also badly injured last year after getting into a car crash after blacking out behind the wheel. In a Southeast Missourian article published back in February, Boyd himself described the crash as a "very, very, very bad wreck". He also added that he "shattered a lot of bones and shattered my hip, which has left me almost unable to use that leg for now".

It was officially confirmed that Neal died of heart falure in his Missouri home. He was 42-years-old. The singer was focusing on writing "uplifting music" for a new album as he recovered from his accident, which was scheduled to be released in 2019.

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