AceShowbiz - Singer Nolan Neal Seals has died aged 41. The medical examiner's office in Nashville said the "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice" contestant passed away in Music City on Monday, July 18, but a cause of his death has not yet been disclosed.
Police received a call of a "deceased person" around 8.17 P.M. local time on July 18, who was later identified as Seals, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department also confirmed to Page Six. They added, "Mr. Seals was located in the bedroom of the downstairs apartment by the upstairs roommate."
"The roommate stated she discovered the victim after receiving a phone call from the victim's mother who was concerned after not hearing from him," they went on detailing. "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."
The unnamed roommate added she last saw Seals alive around 4 or 5 P.M. on Sunday, July 17. The medical coroner's office told Page Six that it can take a minimum of eight weeks for an official autopsy report to come in.
Its public information officer added narcotics detectives joined other officers from the police department at the scene and are assisting in the investigation into Seals' death. Seals' cousin Dylan Seals also told TMZ the singer had been found dead in the bedroom of his Nashville apartment.
Best known as a contestant on Adam Levine's team on season 10 of "The Voice", Seals made it to "Knockout Round" before he was let go. In 2020, he competed on season 15 of "America's Got Talent", on which he worked with Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell, singing "Lost" and "Send Me a Butterfly."
In an interview with a local Nashville NBC news show, Seals had opened up about his substance abuse battle. He admitted to 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."
Seals' final Facebook post from Saturday, July 16 said he was playing at the Hotel Indigo in Nashville on Sunday from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. with free admission. In the comments box he added the show had been canceled by the manager with no reason, saying, "Sorry guys."
Seals had been signed to Hollywood Records and released albums "The Wire" and "NashviLA." He branded himself a "Christian Southern Rock Singer/Songwriter From AGT & The Voice" on Facebook, adding, "Trying to wake up a woke world."