“Portsmouth Va. native Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year old breakout singing star from , “America’s Got Talent”, was killed in a car accident last weekend in Ann Arundel County, Maryland,  just south-west of Baltimore.

Dr. Brandon Rogers, a Baltimore native and a singing contestant on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ died over the weekend after a car accident in Maryland. (Courtesy Photo)

According to TMZ, Rogers was riding in the front passenger seat of a car, when it crashed into a tree. Two additional passengers were hospitalized, however the driver walked away unscathed. Rogers died from his injuries June 11. According to Maryland State Police, neither drugs nor alcohol were involved.

According to People Magazine, Rogers was scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of the NBC talent competition in July. Rogers, who often posted videos of himself singing on Instagram, found a degree of fame after Boyz II Men reposted a video of him singing one of their songs. Following that, Rogers once performed with a group. Rogers was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Rogers’ brother, Danni, posted an emotional video on Instagram after the crash. “I want to thank everybody for your kind words and the phone calls and the messages. It’s a testament to how many lives my brother actually touched…Me and my family, we truly appreciate it. Thank you, thank you.”