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5 ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Contestants That Tragically Passed Away

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After a good stint on Britain’s Got Talent, many alumni go on with their lives and persistently try to pursue their dreams. Unfortunately, there were some who were met with tragedy, dreadfully passing away at the most unexpected time.


Here are the five BGT contestants who have sadly passed away. Let’s take a look back at them.

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1. Simone Kerr (B Positive Choir)

At the age of 31, Simone Samantha Kerr died after being stabbed multiple times in London. According to the police, Kerr was found with a stab injury and pronounced dead at Grayshott Road in Battersea. Subsequently, a man named Desmond Sylva was charged with her murder.

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2. David Watson

Magician David Watson passed away in 2021, with police discovering his death after their forced entry into his house in Altrincham, Manchester. Watson was a fan favorite on the show, known as the contestant who auditioned for the show 12 times. As stated by reports, his death wasn’t considered suspicious.


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3. Pudsey (Ashleigh and Pudsey)

After captivating UK’s heart with theirs delightful routines, Ashleigh and Pudsey became the first ever dog and trainer act to win Britain’s Got Talent. Sadly however, Pudsey passed away in July 2017 after fighting against acute leukaemia.

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4. Nora Barton

Yorkshire singer Nora Barton has been one of the most memorable contestants to ever step in BGT stage. Barton was the oldest contestant of the show, a singing 96-year-old with Alzheimer’s disease. She, however, oassed away in January 2021 at the age of 97.

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5. Henry Hall (The Pensionalities)

As one half of OAP singing duo The Pensionalities, Henry Hall was a finalist of Britain’s Got Talent years back. Alongside his partner Malcolm White, they impressed audiences with their amazing vocals. According to reports, Hall “died peacefully at home, as he wished.”


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