“America’s Got Talent” contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers died just weeks before his audition episode was set to air, Fox News has confirmed.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Dr. Brandon Rogers, who graced the ‘America’s Got Talent’ stage as a contestant,” a rep for NBC told the news outlet in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family.”
Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers in a car accident. A few moths back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us. He was great all 3 nights! Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon. It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been as a Doctor and even on the music world. A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you you will be sorely miss. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time.
The 29-year-old was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car when it crashed in Maryland early Saturday morning, TMZ reported.
Rogers was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day.
Maryland State Troopers responded to the crash around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, the gossip site reports.
Rogers was reportedly discovered on Instagram by “America’s Got Talent” producers after he posted a video covering a Boyz II Men song.