Nolan Neal, the previous America’s Acquired Expertise and The Voice contestant who handed away in July, died from a deadly overdose involving fentanyl, in accordance with a spokesperson from the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s workplace.
The coroner’s report concluded the singer suffered “acute mixed drug toxicity,” in accordance with Web page Six. The medication present in his system included morphine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl, which collectively proved to be a lethal cocktail. Neal’s physique was present in his condo on July 18; he was 41.
On the time of his loss of life, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Division revealed that they’d acquired a name a couple of “deceased particular person” at Neal’s residence. “On the desk subsequent to the mattress was a black guitar choose that appeared to include a powder residue,” the general public data officer beforehand said. “The sufferer reportedly struggled with substance abuse.”
Neal had been open about his substance abuse points up to now. In a 2020 interview with Knoxville’s WBIR, he admitted he was battling drug abuse throughout his time on The Voice. “I keep in mind I received clear in 2010; Could 15, went to rehab. Stayed clear,” he defined. “I joined the rock band Hinder; they had been all about ingesting and partying.”
The musician additionally talked about his struggles throughout his audition for America’s Acquired Expertise, the place he carried out an authentic track about his drug points titled “Misplaced.” Throughout his time on the present, Neal opened up about his father’s suicide and his pursuit to make it within the music business. He revealed that “Misplaced” was the very first thing he wrote after getting clear, and the efficiency acquired a standing ovation from the judges.
In an interview with Individuals, AGT choose Simon Cowell shared his condolences, stating, “Sadly, it occurs an excessive amount of over time. I used to be occupied with this the opposite day. Individuals [who] handed too quickly. Each time it occurs, since you’ve gotten to know them, it’s horrible.”