Saturday 16 December 2017

America's Got Talent hopeful Dr Brandon Rogers dies tragically a month before his audition is due to air

Dr Brandon Rogers. PIC: Dr Brandon Rogers Instagram
Dr Brandon Rogers. PIC: Dr Brandon Rogers Instagram
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Boyz II Men have paid tribute to a fan who performed on stage with them and was due to appear in the upcoming series of America's Got Talent.

Dr Brandon Rogers went viral after he posted a video of himself to Instagram singing Boyz II Men's On Bended Knee and was invited by the group to perform with them on stage earlier this year.

However, 29-year-old singer died tragically in a car accident in Maryland over the weekend.

The band took to Instagram to pay tribute.

"Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers," the wrote on Instagram.

"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. 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 missed. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time."

Rogers' performance with Boyz II Men caught the attention of America's Got Talent producers and he had been invited to audition for the show.

The episode featuring his audition is slated to air in July although it is not known whether the show will air his segment.

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