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Brandon Rogers, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant, Dies at 29

The Boyz II Men cover artist was discovered via Instagram and his episode was due to air in July

Brandon Rogers, a contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” has died at age 29, TheWrap has confirmed.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Dr. Brandon Rogers, who graced the ‘America’s Got Talent’ stage as a contestant,” NBC said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family.”

TMZ first reported that Rogers, whose episode of the reality show is set to air in July, died following a car accident in Maryland over the weekend.

Rogers went viral earlier in the year with a cover of Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” prompting the R&B band to invite him to perform with them at three shows in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday morning, the band expressed their grief over Rogers’ death in an Instagram post.

“Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers,” they said. “A few months 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.”

There’s no word yet on if Rogers’ episode of “America’s Got Talent” will still air, though TMZ reports that the late singer’s family would like it to, and an individual close to the production says the family’s guidance will be taken into consideration in the decision.

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