He was 41.
The Nashville native appeared as a contestant on Season 10 of “The Voice” in 2016 and the show paid tribute to Neal on social media.
Neal, who performed the Elton John classic “Tiny Dancer,” got all four coaches to turn their chairs and received a standing ovation from them.
Adam Levine picked Neal for his team and the singer made it to the knockout round.
Neal auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” in 2020 and shared his story of losing his dad to suicide, partying hard after receiving a record deal and ultimately spiraling out of control.
He said during his audition that the song he was performing, titled “Lost,” was the first thing he had written when he got out of treatment for substance abuse.
CNN has reached out to the Medical Examiner’s office in Nashville for comment.