Nolan Neal’s daughter is asking for money to help pay for funeral expenses after the “America’s Got Talent” alum died suddenly on Monday and left “no money.”
kellyn kate made gofundme account Aptly titled “Nolan Neal Funeral Expenses” in hopes of raising funds in the wake of his father’s passing on Wednesday.
“As I’m sure you all have heard, my dad passed away suddenly,” Kate wrote in the page’s description. “He had no life insurance or any money.”
She explained that she is asking for donations not only to cover the cost of the funeral, but also to fly in Neil’s son and his loved ones for the service.
The Tennessee resident then concluded, “If you would like to help in any way, you can donate here. Anything is appreciated and I am so grateful to the community that is behind us.”
Neil, whose real name was Nolan Neal Seals, was found dead in a Nashville apartment on Monday, police previously confirmed to Page Six. He was 41 years old.
“Mr. Seals was located in the bedroom of the apartment downstairs by an upstairs roommate,” a public information officer told us the next day, noting that on the desk next to the singer’s bed was a “black guitar pick containing powder was the remains. ,
The musician, who competed on both “AGT” and “The Voice,” battled substance abuse for years. In July 2020, he publicly disclosed about With the local NBC news program WBIR.
“I remember being clean in 2010; May 15, went to rehab. Be clean,” he shared at the time. “I joined the rock band Hinder, they were all about drinking and partying.”
Neal said he tried to be “normal” and “fit”, but said his band was not to blame for his drinking habits.
“I remember going to a bar and ordering a drink,” he said. “I tried to hide it. I remember pretending to be normal. I was just lying to myself that I could control it.”
Neil’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed and the medical examiner’s office in Nashville previously told Page Six that it could take up to eight weeks to receive autopsy results.
Meanwhile, money has started pouring in from fans and loved ones as Kate asks for donations.
One person wrote in the comment section of GoFundMe, “My heart goes out to the family of Kaylin and Nolan. I am very sorry to hear that he passed away. I first saw Nolan’s story on AGT. It was so inspirational. I still haven’t tried it, but I hope I find the courage eventually. To honor Nolan. ,
A former colleague said, “Nolan had talent that only God could give. My heartfelt condolences to Nolan’s family. He has produced many of my songs and some are yet to be released. He told me to put them out there last week. Texted to encourage him to take out. He had a good spirit.”
Kate’s goal of $15,000 was exceeded within 24 hours. As of Thursday afternoon, it has raised more than $19,000.
A GoFundMe representative confirmed the legitimacy of the account to Page Six and shared that it also posted Neil’s verified Facebook page,