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X-Factor Finalist And G.R.L Member Simone Battle Dead From Apparent Suicide

This is so sad. A young singer who seemed to be achieving all her dreams is dead at 25 from an apparent suicide.

According to TMZ reports:

Singer Simone Battle, who rose to fame on the US version of “X Factor” … was found dead in her Los Angeles home … and TMZ has learned it appears to be a suicide.

25-year-old Battle was a singer in the girl group “GRL” … which was the reboot of the Pussycat Dolls. She signed on with the group after her run on “X Factor” … where she was a finalist, making it into the top 17.

The L.A. County Cororner’s Office tells us Battle’s autopsy has not been completed yet … so, nothing has been ruled out as cause of death.

Simone’s father told us she was found in the bedroom of her apartment in a West Hollywood neighborhood. He described her home as a guest house of a larger residence.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Simone’s death appears to be a suicide. She was found hanging in a closet in her bedroom around 8:30 AM on Friday.

Check out a few videos of Simone performing alone and with her group:

Hit the flip for more videos and photos from her Instagram


Here she is in June with her ‘GRL’ bandmate Natasha Slayton talking to TMZ about their song “Wild Wild Love” with Pitbull. You can watch that video below:

More photos and videos from her Instagram on the flip

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