Nolan Neal of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Voice’ dies at 41

Nolan Neal, former contestant on America’s Got Talent and The Voice, has died at the age of 41.

The musician was found dead in his Nashville, Tennessee apartment on Monday. according to people. The cause of death was not immediately established. Page six reported.

Neal “eventually gave in to his struggle with substance abuse,” his cousin Dylan Seals told People.

Neil reached the quarterfinals of the 15th season of America’s Got Talent in 2020. He received applause for his audition with the original song “Lost” about his struggle with substance abuse. according to CTLA.

Neil also appeared on The Voice, another singing competition created by NBC in 2015. Neal, chosen by panelist rock star Adam Levine to join his team, was eliminated in the playoffs ahead of the last two rounds of the competition.

“We are heartbroken by the passing of Nolan Neal. – wrote “Voice” on Twitter.. “His incredible talent will always be remembered. We sincerely sympathize with his family and friends at this time.”

Neil told WBIR in 2020 that he sobered up in 2010 but got sick again after joining a band called Hinder. Neal said he tried to fit in with his peers and tried to “drink like a normal person”.

“I remember going to a bar and ordering a drink,” he said. “I tried to hide it. I remember pretending to be normal. I was just lying to myself, telling myself I could control it.”

Neal admitted he continued to drink while on The Voice and said he eventually found support by “helping others get well”.

Sound engineer Seals said that Neal was “one of the most talented people” he had ever met in the music industry.

“Three years ago this month, at my request, he sang James Taylor’s Fire and Rain at my father’s funeral,” Seals said. “It meant a lot to me and would have meant a lot to my dad, who was Nolan’s biggest fan. This song has been in my head all morning.”

Neil is survived by his wife and two children.

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