America's Got Talent winner Neal Boyd dies from 'heart failure' at mother's Missouri home at age 42

  • Neal Boyd, the 2008 winner of America's Got Talent, has died at the age of 42
  • The opera singer died of heart failure at 6pm on Sunday 
  • He was at his mother's Missouri home at the time of his death 
  • The singer produced album My American Dream in 2008 
  • He entered politics and ran unsuccessfully for a House of Representatives seat in 2012 and again in 2014

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:39 EDT, 11 June 2018 | Updated: 12:34 EDT, 11 June 2018

Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42.

The opera singer - who won America's Got Talent in 2008 - has died from heart failure, a Missouri coroner has announced.

The TV star passed away at 6pm on Sunday in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri.

Sad end: Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42. The opera singer  has died from heart failure, pictured above in 2012
Sad end: Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42. The opera singer  has died from heart failure, pictured above in 2012

Sad end: Neal E Boyd has died at the age of 42. The opera singer has died from heart failure, pictured above in 2012

He was a favorite on America's Got Talent for his opera voice, pictured above during audition
He was a favorite on America's Got Talent for his opera voice, pictured above during audition

He was a favorite on America's Got Talent for his opera voice, pictured above during audition

A good year: - who won America's Got Talent in 2008 - With (l-r) Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Jerry Springer and David Hasselhoff after his victory 
A good year: - who won America's Got Talent in 2008 - With (l-r) Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Jerry Springer and David Hasselhoff after his victory 

A good year: - who won America's Got Talent in 2008 - With (l-r) Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Jerry Springer and David Hasselhoff after his victory 

Following his win of the $1million prize he was left in tears as he was congratulated on stage
Following his win of the $1million prize he was left in tears as he was congratulated on stage

Following his win of the $1million prize he was left in tears as he was congratulated on stage

The singer was at his mother's home when he passed away, where she found him unresponsive.

Scott County Coroner Scott Amick revealed that Boyd had a known a health condition related to his heart.

He also suffered from kidney failure and liver problems. 

He and his mother were still recovering from a car accident in 2017 where he had passed out while driving, according to TMZ. 

Piers Morgan, who was on the panel of judges on America's Got Talent during Boyd's season, lamented his passing on Twitter. 

'Very sad to hear that Neal Boyd, Season 3 winner of ⁦@AGT⁩, has died at 42 from heart failure. Lovely guy with a wonderful voice. RIP,' he wrote Monday.    

Piers Morgan, who was on the panel of judges on America's Got Talent during Boyd's season, lamented his passing on Twitter
Piers Morgan, who was on the panel of judges on America's Got Talent during Boyd's season, lamented his passing on Twitter

Piers Morgan, who was on the panel of judges on America's Got Talent during Boyd's season, lamented his passing on Twitter

The opera singer was at his mother's Sikeston, Missouri home at the time of his death, pictured above at Rockefeller Center during a Christmas event in 2008
The opera singer was at his mother's Sikeston, Missouri home at the time of his death, pictured above at Rockefeller Center during a Christmas event in 2008

The opera singer was at his mother's Sikeston, Missouri home at the time of his death, pictured above at Rockefeller Center during a Christmas event in 2008

After winning the $1million prize he went on to release a 2009 album entitled My American Dream, pictured above with Jimmy Fallon
After winning the $1million prize he went on to release a 2009 album entitled My American Dream, pictured above with Jimmy Fallon

After winning the $1million prize he went on to release a 2009 album entitled My American Dream, pictured above with Jimmy Fallon

He had a known heart condition but also had complications with his kidney and liver, pictured above with singer Maggie Thorne in Nashville
He had a known heart condition but also had complications with his kidney and liver, pictured above with singer Maggie Thorne in Nashville

He had a known heart condition but also had complications with his kidney and liver, pictured above with singer Maggie Thorne in Nashville

Neal became a favorite on AGT because of his beautiful operatic voice that eventually won him the $1million prize. 

After fame hit, he recorded the album My American Dream in 2009 and performed at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Florida. 

The singer then switched gears and dabbled into politics. 

He ran unsuccessfully for a Republican Missouri seat in the House of Representatives in the 2012 general election and the 2014 primaries.  

Boyd had a known a health condition related to his heart and was still recovering from a 2017 car accident 
Boyd had a known a health condition related to his heart and was still recovering from a 2017 car accident 

Boyd had a known a health condition related to his heart and was still recovering from a 2017 car accident 

Boyd, pictured above as a child, smiles with a keyboard, revealing his musical knack started from a young age
Boyd, pictured above as a child, smiles with a keyboard, revealing his musical knack started from a young age

Boyd, pictured above as a child, smiles with a keyboard, revealing his musical knack started from a young age

He dabbled in politics running unsuccessfully for a Republican seat in the House of Representatives in the 2012 general election and the 2014 primaries 
He dabbled in politics running unsuccessfully for a Republican seat in the House of Representatives in the 2012 general election and the 2014 primaries 

He dabbled in politics running unsuccessfully for a Republican seat in the House of Representatives in the 2012 general election and the 2014 primaries 

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