‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Brandon Rogers Dies In Car Accident

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By Andrew Shuster |

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An “America’s Got Talent” contestant named Brandon Rogers died in a car accident over the weekend before his episode was scheduled to air. The 29-year-old aspiring singer was also a doctor who finished medical school last year.

According to TMZ, Rogers was riding in the front passenger seat of a car early Saturday morning in Maryland when the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a tree. He was rushed to the hospital after police arrived at the scene, but the young doctor sadly died of his injuries on Sunday. The driver of the car wasn’t hurt, but a backseat passenger was also taken to the hospital. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Rogers went viral earlier this year after posting an Instagram video of himself covering Boyz II Men’s hit song, “On Bended Knee.” The footage caught the attention of the R&B group, who invited him to join them on stage at one of their Las Vegas shows. He went on to try out for “AGT” and was said to be a favorite to advance in the reality competition series. Producers have yet to make a decision as whether or not to air Rogers’ audition.

Shortly after the news of his death, Boyz II Men paid tribute to Rogers on their Facebook page. “Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers in a car accident,” the group wrote in a statement. “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.”

The singers added, “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.”

UPDATE: “America’s Got Talent” aired Rogers’ audition on July 11, the one-month anniversary of his death, as the final audition of season 12.

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