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Va. doctor and viral musician tragically killed in car crash
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The community in Hampton Roads, Virginia is remembering a doctor turned viral sensation for his voice.
Dr. Brandon Rogers is a doctor turned singer and he used his voice to connect to the world. Before he was able to step into the limelight on national television with his casting on America’s Got Talent, Rogers was involved in a tragedy in Maryland. According to the police report, Rogers was a passenger in a car that veered off the road and crashed into a tree. He died Sunday from his injuries.
On Wednesday, celebrities along with doctors at Riverside Brentwood Medical Center, where Rogers worked, paid tribute to the talented doctor gone too soon.
Dr. Rogers spent almost one year as a resident at Riverside Brentwood Medical Center working under James Touchet, Program Director.
“We’ve all gotten those phone calls. My initial hope was that he was going to recover,” said Touchet. “We are very much missing him right now and he’s left a slot in our hearts here that’s going to take a while for us to get through and recover from.”
Family and friends describe the 29-year-old as gentle, discreet and soulful.
Joy Elliott was Rogers’ advisor. She says she is heartbroken by the news.
“We deal with sad things all the time in medicine, but to be a supervisor and to be faculty and to be in that position where your own heart is just violated and sad,” said Elliot.
She says it has been hard at times to keep it together and while he is no longer with us, those who love him say he left them with the greatest bounty – his voice.
Dr. Rogers was invited to sing with Boyz II Guys in Las Vegas. After learning of his passing, the group took to Instagram to recall the Doctor writing, “Gone too youthful and gone too soon. It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his influence on the world could have been as a doctor and even on the music world.”
Rogers hit a high note with everyone he surrounded himself with. Something his movies will proceed to do for the world.
Dr. Rogers was working on a diabetes care project and it’s something the hospital will stir forward with in his honor. His casting for America’s Got Talent has yet to air.
Here is a post from Dr. Rogers’ brother, remembering his sibling after his passing:
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