25 year old, G.R.L group member, Simone Battle was found dead, hung, in her home, in West Hollywood. The X Factor star is reported to have taken her own life.
It was first announced by her childhood friend and producer, Derek Butler who wrote in an Instagram post: “I’m still in shock and in disbelief to have confirmed the death of my childhood friend @SimoneBattle.”
Simone was a member of the all girl group, G.R.L, who’s single Ugly Heart was just released in the UK this week. She was also a star on X Factor, in Simon Cowell’s category back in 2011.
The cause of death has been ruled a suicide.