AGT Contestant Simon Cowell Speaks Out on Voice

AGT Contestant Simon Cowell Speaks Out on Voice ...

Simon Cowell, a reality TV personality, is mourning the death of Nolan Neal, who was shot and died unexpectedly on July 19 in Nashville, Tennessee, according to TMZ.

Here is what the judge of a singing competition said about Neals' untimely death:

Simon Cowell said his family has never been prepared for something like this.

Nolan Neal (@nolannealmusic) has shared a post.

Cowell talked to People at an episode of Americas Got Talent, talking extensively about Neal, who was a contestant on season 11 of The Voice and season 15 of Americas Got Talent. Cowell said that every time someone passes too soon, it's horrible and difficult.

Sadly, it happens too often over the years. The other day, I was thinking about this: People who died too soon. Every time it occurs, because youve gotten to know them, its horrible, said Cowell, adding, At that moment, its like, What can I say? The unfortunate thing is it has happened too many times.

According to TMZ, he also mentioned Nightbirde, an Americas Got Talent contestant who died in February 2022 after a battle with cancer.

Cowell said, After the last three years, everything has been fine, and then something strikes you like that, and it's hard. But all I can say is, what I've learned from this, is that you just accept every day as it is and you try and remain healthy. Thats all. I mean, I was earlier telling someone about this, but youre never prepared for these days.

Because he did not have life insurance or savings, Neals Children set up a GoFundMe page.

Nolan Neal (@nolannealmusic) has shared a post.

Caylin Cate, Neals' daughter, established a GoFundMe page to help pay for some of the funeral expenses and so that Neals' son may fly to the funeral service.

The expenses that come from this are substantial as we prepare for his burial and send his son and loved ones. Anything is greatly appreciated and I am so grateful for the community supporting us, wrote Cate on the GoFundMe page.

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $26,000 as of this writing, with one donor contributing $10,000.

The cause of Neals' death has not been revealed, but the singer was open about his struggles with substance abuse and addiction. When TMZ first reported the news of Neals' death, the outlet said that officers told them they discovered a guitar pick that appeared to have a powdery residue on it, and a note addressing his substance abuse concerns.

Neal told local Tennessee NBC affiliate WBIR that while he was on Americas Got Talent, he went to rehab, became clean, but then relapsed after his time on The Voice.

I remember getting clean in 2010; on May 15, I went to rehab. Neal said I stayed clean. This is not the fault of the group Hinder, it's just me. I remember going to a pub and ordering a drink. I remember just lying to myself, telling myself that I could control it.

On his Patreon profile, he talks about being ten years free from the needle since May 15, 2010, and 14 months clear and sober from everything since May 16, 2019. He also wrote that he wanted to reach 888 patrons because that was his spirit number so that he could focus on his music full time and help those in need of a little light in their lives!

The Voice will air again in the fall of 2022, for its 22nd season on NBC.