Southern US rock singer Nolan Neal has died aged 41.
Neal is best known for competing on The Voice in 2016 for Adam Levine’s team. A few years after, in 2020, he joined as a contestant on America’s Got Talent, working alongside judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, and Sofía Vergara.
The singer was found dead on Monday (18 July) in his Nashville apartment. His death was confirmed to TMZ by his cousin, Dylan Seal, and further corroborated by the Nashville medical examiner.
A cause of death has yet to be determined.
Neal had been public about his history of substance abuse issues, admitting in a 2020 interview during his time on The Voice that he was struggling with addiction.
However, Seals, who had lived with the singer before the pandemic started, said Neal was clean and sober.
While on season 15 of America’s Got Talent, he performed original songs “Lost” and “Send Me a Butterfly”. He made it to the quarterfinals and sang the latter.
The singer then earned a spot on The Voice season 10, after he was chosen by Adam Levine. His run on that series came to an end in the Knockout Round.
Neal had been signed with Hollywood Records and prior to his appearances on the US competition shows, he released his debut 2013 album The Wire. Following his time on The Voice, he released his second album NashviLA in 2018.
According to his official Facebook page, where he has 117,000 followers, he called himself a “Christian Southern Rock Singer/Songwriter from AGT & The Voice. Trying to wake up a woke world”.
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