Simone Battle, known from X Factor and as a member of girl group GRL was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Early reports from law enforcement say the 25-year-old was found hanging on a rod in her bedroom closet.
After getting some shine by collaborating with Pitbull on the Top 40 hit “Wild Wild Love,” GRL released the single “Ugly Heart,” produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut.
G.R.L. was created by choreographer/director Robin Antin as a reboot of sorts of the Pussycat Dolls, which disbanded in 2010. The group also includes members Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton and Paula Van Oppen.
Battle’s record company and management issued a joint statement on her passing.
‘We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L.’ the statement from Reign Deer Entertainment, Kemosabe Records, RCA Records and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin reads.
‘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.’
[via Daily Mail]