A singer who was part of the current competition for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was killed over the weekend in a traffic collision. TMZ.com reports that Dr. Brandon Rogers, 29, died Sunday in a hospital in Maryland following the collision Saturday.
Rogers’ death comes weeks before his “AGT” audition was to air.
“Brandon was a fantastic singer who was discovered by ‘AGT’ producers who saw him on Instagram covering Boyz II Men’s hit song, ‘On Bended Knee,'” TMZ reports. “The band even shouted him out on social media, asking fans if they thought they should bring him on tour with them. Sure enough … they did.”
The show was reportedly still deciding whether to air the episode featuring Rogers.
The circumstances of the crash were being investigated, but TMZ reports that drugs and alcohol are not believed to be involved. Rogers was reportedly a passenger in the vehicle, which apparently veered off the road and crashed into a tree.