The cause of death of singer Nolan Neal has been revealed three months after his death.
The former America’s Got Talent and The Voice US contestant was found dead on July 18, with his body discovered in the bedroom of his Nashville apartment. He was 41.
In a report obtained by Page Six, a Nashville coroner from the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office it was determined Neal died from “acute combined drug toxicity”, which was ruled an accident.
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The drugs found in his system reportedly made up of a deadly combination of morphine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl.
An autopsy report was completed on September 13 and the manner of Neal’s death was death was ruled an accident.
TMZ was the first to report on Neal’s death at the time. A Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesperson told the outlet police received a call regarding a “deceased person” at around 8.17pm local time on the night of July 18, who was identified later as Nolan Neal Seals.
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“Mr. Seals was located in the bedroom of the downstairs apartment by the upstairs roommate,” the spokesperson said, adding that Neal’s unnamed roommate got a phone call from his mother as she was concerned about his radio silence.
It was after this phone call that the roommate discovered Neal.
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Following the musician’s death, his cousin Dylan Seals confirmed to People that he was “saddened” Neal “ultimately succumbed to his battle with substance abuse”.
“He was always open and honest about that struggle,” Seals told the outlet. “He was a loving father and son. A light to all who knew him. My heart goes out to his two children and his mother Cathy.”
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Neal – who rose to fame following his The Voice US audition in 2016 and his stint on America’s Got Talent in 2020 – was always open about his battle with sobriety.
“I joined the rock band Hinder, they were all about drinking and partying,” Neal told WBIR in 2020. “I remember going to a bar and ordering a drink. I tried to hide it,” he continued. “I remember pretending to be normal. I was just lying to myself telling myself that I could control it.”
If you, or someone you know would like to talk to someone confidentially about addiction, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Reach Out. In an emergency, call 000.