Boyz II Men took to Facebook to pay their respects to viral video sensation Dr. Brandon Rogers, otherwise known as "The Singing Doctor," after he passed away in a car accident.
Rogers catapulted to fame last year when he posted a one-minute cover video of popular Boyz II Men’s song "On Bended Knee," Metro reported. The cover was so impressive that it got the attention of the band.
Boyz II Men reposted the cover on their official Instagram page and invited Rogers to perform with them in Las Vegas. They took to Facebook on June 11 to pay tribute to the doctor after learning he was killed in a tragic car accident.
The band wrote:
Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers in a car accident. A few moths back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us. He was great all 3 nights! Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon. It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been as a Doctor and even on the music world. A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you you will be sorely miss. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time.
Details on the car accident have not been released at this time. An unnamed friend of the doctor said the family is "devastated."
"You may have known him for his Boyz II Men covers, he was also invited to sing on stage with them in January. He passed away in a car accident," the friend wrote in an online forum, according to Metro. "Dr. Brandon was in residency and always created his Instagram stories showing his office routines, singing and his free days with his siblings.
"I know his family is devasted because they are VERY close. I always said I wanted to marry him because of how close he was with his family and how sweet he was."
Several social media users reacted to the news.
"I'm so heart broken over this. Brandon was an amazing person from what I've seen of him," wrote one user. "Gone to soon.. R.I.Paradise."
"So so sad to hear of this. He accomplished so much at such a young age," wrote another. "So saddened."
"We appreciate the love from you guys he was a great inspiration to the family... and will always be in our hearts Long live Brandon love you big cousin," another user wrote.