Monday, 16 September 2019

'Singing doctor' dies before America's Got Talent appearance

'Singing doctor' dies before America's Got Talent appearance

A doctor and aspiring singer has died in a car crash before he was due to appear on America's Got Talent.

Brandon Rogers was scheduled for a July episode of the US talent show.

US sources report that the 29-year-old was involved in a traffic accident in Maryland on Saturday 10 June - and died a day later.

Gossip website TMZ claims America's Got Talent producers are yet to make a decision on whether his audition for the show would be broadcast.

TMZ also said that his family are keen for his appearance to be broadcast.

His brother Danni shared a video on Instagram.


Brandon became known in December 2016 when his cover of a Boy II Men song went viral.


He performed with the R&B group in April after the video was shown to them.

Boyz II Men have paid tribute.

"It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness his impact," they wrote.

"A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you, you will be sorely missed."

Brandon had also covered songs by Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake, gaining nearly 70,000 followers on Instagram.

Following his success in 2016, he launched a YouTube channel to share performances.

His most-watched video has been viewed more than 25,000 times.


Warning: Third party content, may contain ads

Brandon had recently celebrated being a qualified doctor for two years.


Find us on Instagram at BBCNewsbeat and follow us on Snapchat, search for bbc_newsbeat

Lee Ryan readmitted to hospital with throat illnes...
Georgian political party puffs up its church

9 Chagford House, Chagford Street, London NW1 6EG

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+44 (0) 207 258 3565
+44 (0) 7701 044645