The opera singer was best known as the champion of the third series of the United States talent show back in 2008, when he was hailed by judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff. "It was my mom who really kept the family together".
The former insurance salesman-turned-opera singer won the 2008 competition, and the $1 million prize, after sharing with audiences - and judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne (Jerry Springer was host) - the story of his impoverished upbringing, and love of singing.
Just a year before his passing, Boyd and his mother, Esther, were in a major auto accident after he blacked out behind the wheel.
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