Simone Battle, G.R.L. Singer, Dead at 25 In Apparent Suicide [UPDATE]
Simone Battle, the “X Factor” contestant and singer in girl group G.R.L., has died in an apparent suicide.
She was 25.
Battle was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Friday.
While there is no official cause of death at this time, law enforcement officials tell TMZ that Battle was discovered hanging on a rod in her bedroom closet in an apparent suicide.
Battle rose to fame as a finalist the first season of the American version of “The X Factor” in 2011.
After being part of a proposed Pussycat Dolls reboot in 2012, the singer joined the new group G.R.L., which released its debut album earlier this year.
On Saturday, G.R.L. organizer Robin Antin and the group’s record label released a statement confirming Battle’s death:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L. Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time.”
Gossip Cop will have updates.