“America’s Got Talent” contestant dies days before episode airs

29-year-old doctor and recent contestant on hit NBC show “America’s Got Talent” Brandon Rodgers died in a car crash Saturday, a few weeks before his episode was set to air.

“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 Fox News.

Show producers discovered Rodgers on Instagram after Rodgers posted a video of him covering a song by the group Boyz II Men.

This past weekend has been nothing short of amazing!! Sharing the stage with my idols…literally a dream come true!! Thank you SO much to 3 of the dopest most insanely talented singers ever @BoyzIIMen !!

A post shared by Dr. Brandon Rogers (@drb_rog) on

Upon hearing the news of Rodgers’ death, the group gave their condolences via Facebook:

Police are still investigating the scene of the accident.


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