'America's Got Talent' Contestant Dies In Car Crash Before Audition Airing

An America's Got Talent contestant died over the weekend in a car crash prior to his audition airing. 29-year-old Dr. Brandon Rogers, a singer who was described as a favorite in the competition, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the crash.

TMZ reports that Rogers' audition was supposed to air in July. Producers have yet to make a decision whether they will still air his audition following the tragedy.

His family, however, has come forward and requested for the show to air his audition.

It is unknown if he was the recipient of one of the show's Golden Buzzers, which advances a contestant straight to the live show rounds.

Rogers was known for posting short singing samples on social media. Due to his large following on Instagram for his covers, Rogers was invited to perform with Boyz II Men.

In the wake of his death, the R&B group has released a statement.

"Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers," they shared. "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 isn't confirmed if Rogers' audition will air, but the family has high hopes of it happening.

America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays on NBC. 

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