Neal E. Boyd was reported in the early days of June 2018 to be dead and was found unconscious by his mother.
According to TMZ, the America’s Got Talent champion’s mother, Esther Rogers Boyd, was supposedly checking on him when she saw her in his bedroom barely clinging to life.
Esther immediately called 911 and told the respondent that her son would not wake up.
Officers arrived on the scene at the singer's home in Sikeston, Missouri. Reports revealed that Boyd was in his bed wearing a sleep apnea mask.
The emergency responders were unable to locate a pulse. They quickly tried CPR on him, but they were unsuccessful in resuscitating the singer.
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Just a day after his death, the season 3 America’s Got Talent winner was cremated. The family held a private funeral just a few days afterward.
No autopsy had been done on the 42-year-old singer since he was known to have had a heart condition. According to the Scott County coroner, Scott Amick, he died from heart failure.
A police report gathered by TMZ also revealed that no illegal substances were discovered in his room. Foul play was also disregarded by the authorities.
Amick told Fox News that a long list of health issues related to Boyd’s weight was one of the reasons for his death. These issues included a heart and kidney failure and liver disease.
After Boyd won the hit singing competition, he released an album entitled My American Dream, which reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums chart, but it only debuted at No. 195 during its first week on the Billboard 200.
Before his untimely passing, he had a chance to talk to Southeast Missourian where he revealed that he was planning on putting out an “uplifting” album in 2019 called In the Middle of it All.