‘America’s Got Talent’ Favorite Killed in Car Crash Before Episode Airs
Dr. Brandon Rogers’s appearance on America’s Got Talent could have been the start to a successful singing career.
Instead, if the episode airs, it will memorialize Brandon’s life and talent: He was killed in a car crash on June 10.
Brandon achieved Internet fame after covering Boyz II Men songs, and the Boyz themselves told fans the sad news in a Facebook post on June 11.
“Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers in a car accident,” they said.
In fact, the group even invited Brandon to perform with them in January at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Specifically, it was his cover of their song “On Bended Knee” that got their attention.
“He was great all three nights!” the Boyz wrote in their Facebook post.
“Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon.”
TMZ reports the crash happened on June 10 and Brandon was taken to a hospital, where he died the following day, per sources close to America’s Got Talent.
Apparently, producers on the NBC competition show discovered his Instagram videos and brought him on the show, but they haven’t decided whether to air his performance.
The episode is scheduled to air next month. His family tells TMZ they’d love for his moment in the spotlight to be televised.
Per Facebook, Brandon or “B-Rog” attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His last Instagram post was uploaded on June 8. He and a pal were celebrating National Best Friends Day.
“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,” Boyz II Men said.
“A great spirit and a great voice.”