America’s Got Talent honors doctor, musician killed in crash

America's Got Talent contestant killed in crash (WAVY Photo)
America's Got Talent contestant killed in crash (WAVY Photo)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — America’s Got Talent paid tribute Tuesday to a doctor turned viral music sensation who died after an accident last month.

Before Dr. Brandon Rogers was able to step into the limelight on national television, he was involved in a tragic accident in Maryland. According to the police report, Rogers was a passenger in a car that veered off the road and crashed into a tree. He died from his injuries.

Rogers was 29 years old. Family and friends remember him as being gentle, humble and soulful.

On Tuesday, America’s Got Talent aired Dr. Rogers’ audition on WAVY-TV 10.

Many celebrities along with doctors at Riverside Brentwood Medical Center, where Rogers worked, are remembering the doctor gone too soon.

Dr. Rogers was invited to sing with Boyz II Men in Las Vegas. After learning of his passing, the group took to Instagram to remember the doctor writing, “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.”

Dr. Rogers was working on a diabetes care project at Riverside Brentwood. The hospital will move forward with it in his honor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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