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

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He was 42 years old.

The CBS News affiliate reports that Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Boyd died around 6 p.m.at his mother's house in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri. He allegedly had a known a health condition related to his heart. "He was in heart failure, kidney failure and he had some liver problems".

A local hero in his home state of Missouri, local officials even grew to nickname Neal "the voice of Missouri" due to the multiple public appearance he made in the decade since his "America's Got Talent" win. His post-Talent career included an album, My American Dream, and performances for multiple US presidents.

Neal Evans Boyd was born November 18, 1975, and grew up in Sikeston.

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Boyd ascended to fame after his successful run on America's Got Talent.

"I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me nearly unable to use that leg for now", Boyd told the Southeast Missourian in February.

In early 2017, Neal blacked out while driving, causing an accident that left him and his mother badly injured. I shattered a lot of bones, and shattered my hip, which has left me nearly unable to use that leg for now.

The opera singer won "AGT" in 2008 and went on to record his debut album called "My American Dream" in 2009 and "My Christmas Wish" in 2013. 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.

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