‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘The Voice’ alumnus Nolan Neal dies aged 41

Singer Nolan Neal, who participated in both “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice”, has died at the age of 41, Vidak For Congress can confirm.

The Nashville coroner’s office told us the late crooner passed away Monday in Music City, but a cause of death has not been released.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department also confirmed to Vidak For Congress that on July 18, at approximately 8:17 PM local time, police received a call from a “deceased person” who was later identified as Nolan Neal Seals.

“Mr. Seals was in the bedroom of the downstairs apartment by the upstairs roommate,” the spokesperson added.

“The roommate stated that she discovered the victim after receiving a call from the victim’s mother, who was concerned after not hearing from him.”

According to police, the unnamed roommate said she last saw the seals alive around 4 or 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“On the desk next to the bed was a black guitar pick that appeared to have a powder residue on it,” the officer added. “The victim reportedly struggled with substance abuse.”

The medical examiner told Vidak For Congress it could take at least eight weeks for an official autopsy report to come in.

The spokesperson said narcotics detectives have joined other police detectives at the scene and are assisting with the investigation.

Nolan Neal holds his guitar.
Seals’ pick was found to contain “powder residue,” a spokesman said.
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Seals previously opened up about his past substance abuse in an interview with a local NBC news program in Nashville.

“I remember getting clean in 2010; May 15 went to rehab. I’ve stayed clean,” he told WBIR in July 2020. “I joined the rock band Hinder, they were all about drinking and partying.”

Seals said his drinking habits were “not” the band’s fault, as he made the decision to “drink like a normal person”.

“I remember trying to be normal and fit in,” he added. “I remember going to a bar and ordering a drink. I tried to hide it. I remember pretending to be normal. I just lied to myself and told myself I could control it.”

After leaving Hinder, Seals tried for “The Voice,” but didn’t make it the first time, according to WBIR. However, he gave it a second try under the name Nolan Neal for Season 10 and made it to the knockout rounds of the singing competition show.

Seals then auditioned for season 15 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2020, where he performed an original song called “Lost” and received a standing ovation from the audience and all judges.

Representatives from NBC, the network behind both “AGT” and “The Voice,” did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request about Seals’ death.

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