'Americas Got Talent' winner Neal E. Boyd dead

Neal Boyd Dead – 'America's Got Talent' Winner Dies at 42

'America's Got Talent' winner Neal Boyd dead at 42

Opera singer Neal E. Boyd, victor of "America's Got Talent" Season 3, died in Sikeston, Mo., on Sunday.

Scott County Coroner Scott Amick told The Associated Press that Boyd, 42, died at about 6 p.m. Sunday at his mother's house in Sikeston. We're told he had a known a health condition related to his heart.

Boyd won NBC's "America's Got Talent" and its $1 million prize in 2008.

He went on to record his first album My American Dream after winning the show.

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Early a year ago, the Season 3 victor blacked out and crashed while driving and he had been slowly recovering since then, according to TMZ. They'd been slowly recovering since then.

Former AGT judge Piers Morgan took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Boyd. "[Recovery is] a very slow progress".

"You can kind of attribute that to the fact that Neal was a pretty overweight individual and when you are that overweight, that is a challenge to your heart, but his death was attributed mainly to his heart problems", the spokesperson added. 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. Just be grateful that you survived. "When God's given you the time to rebuild your spirit and rebuild your body", the singer said.

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