‘X Factor’ Contestant and G.R.L. Member Simone Battle Dead at 25

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Singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home on Friday. She was 25.

Battle was a finalist on the 2011 season of Fox’s The X Factor, and was a member of girl group, G.R.L. Originally formed as a reboot of the Pussycat Dolls, the group later struck out with its own name in 2013.

Battle’s death appears to be due to suicide, according to TMZ . The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said it will perform an autopsy on Sunday.

Representatives from G.R.L.’s management and record labels released a joint statement saying, “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,” according to New York Daily News . Read more…

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Christina Warren

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