‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Dies Before His Episode Airs
America’s Got Talent star Dr. Brandon Rogers has passed away just weeks before his scheduled episode was planned to air.
According to a TMZ report, Rogers died over the weekend from a car accident in Maryland. Rogers was just 29-years old and passed the following day in the hospital after the accident.
Rogers’ incredible singing voice was discovered by the America’s Got Talent producers after he posted an Instagram cover of a Boys II Men song entitled “On Bended Knee.” They were so impressed by Rogers’ voice that they offered him a chance to sing live on stage with the band. The original Instagram post has now become a memorial for fans to express their condolences and words of support to the Rogers’ family.
TMZ has stated that the producers are still contemplating whether Rogers’ performance episode should be aired. His segment is scheduled to air next month and Rogers’ family has allegedly stated they want his performance to air. America’s Got Talent released the following statement to Billboard speaking out about this occurrence, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Dr. Brandon Rogers, who graced the America’s Got Talent stage as a contestant. Our thoughts are with his family.”
His sister, Christina, also took to social media to release her statement and express her grief over this tragic circumstance. She wrote, “Words cannot express the hurt and sadness that come with losing my brother. They cannot express the joy and gratitude i feel for having gotten to know and love him. But the can express happiness for knowing that he touched many lives and inspired many.”