Nolan Neal, a musician from Nashville who competed on The Voice and America’s Got Talent, was discovered dead in his apartment in July. In the wake of his passing, many questions were left unanswered. Now, his actual cause of death has now been made public.
Page Six confirmed that Nolan Neal, who competed on both “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice,” died after ingesting a fatal combination of drugs. A representative for the Nashville-based Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office said on Thursday that the coroner discovered that the singer had “acute combined drug poisoning,”
The drugs found in his system that made up the deadly cocktail were morphine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl. According to the outlet, the manner of death was ruled an accident and that the autopsy report was completed on Sept. 13.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department previously revealed to Page Six that on July 18, officers were called to a residence regarding a “dead person,” who was later identified as Neal. The public information officer previously disclosed,
“On the desk next to the bed was a black guitar pick that appeared to contain a powder residue, The victim reportedly struggled with substance abuse.”
Despite the suspicious powder no conclusions regarding Neal’s passing were made at the time. However, the musician’s battle with addiction had been known to the public. The late musician’s cousin, Dylan Seals told WBIR in July 2020,
“I remember I got clean in 2010; May 15, went to rehab. Stayed clean, I joined the rock band Hinder, they were all about drinking and partying.”
“I remember going to a bar and ordering a drink. I tried to hide it,” he said. “I remember pretending to be normal. I was just lying to myself telling myself that I could control it.”
Meanwhile, Neal first rose to recognition as a contestant in The Voice‘s 15th season, airing in 2016. His audition performance of the Incubus song “Drive” allowed him to nab a spot on Adam Levine’s team. He will certainly be missed.
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