Girl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, 10News reports said Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The late singer gained international attention after performing on Simon Cowell’s reality talent hunt, “X-Factor USA”.
She was a member of a five-member girl band called G.R.L. The group was originally the new line-up of the Pussycat Dolls, but the group established its own identity after signing with Grammy-nominated producer Dr. Luke.
Battle, 25, was found dead at home Friday morning, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department Lt. David Smith. An autopsy will be performed Sunday, he said.
Celebrity website, TMZ, which first reported the news also said that her body was discovered by her boyfriend.
The singer’s father Anthony Simone is heartbroken her death and told TMZ that he is not aware his daughter was battling depression but said, “It’s possible she may have had an invisible disability.”
In a statement on Battle’s passing, G.R.L.’s record companies RCA and Kemosabe called Battle “an exceptional young talent and human being.”