By: Undria Wilson
A rising star of America’s Got Talent has passed away at the age of 29. Dr. Brandon Rogers became famous as the #SingingDoctor after a video of him singing the rendition of Boyz II Men’s “On One Bended Knee” went viral.
The handsome doctor went on to being invited by the hit group to perform during one of their Las Vegas showsin January. He was discovered by America’s Got Talent producers when they saw him singing on Instagram.
According to people.com, Rogers was involved in a fatal collision in Maryland on Saturday night when the car he was a passenger in veered off the roadway and hit a tree. The driver survived, but Rogers and another passenger were taken to the hospital. Rogers died the next day from his injuries.
Rogers was set to have an episode of his audition aired in July, and expressed excitement for his debut. But ultimately, the network is indecisive if they will air the episode of the late rising star.
Boyz II Men expressed their condolences on Instagram.
“Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers. A few moths 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,” they wrote.
“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,” the post continued.
Rogers frequently posted videos of himself covering a variation of songs from multiple genres on social media, including Disney and Ed Sheeran.
Rest in Power, Dr. Rogers. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.