American Actress and Singer Simone Sherise Battle who was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011 reportedly took her own life on Friday, September 5, 2014 after she was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Simone was found hanging on a rod in the closet of her bedroom. Her body was found by her boyfriend.
The 25-year-old singer, who rose to fame on the US version of ‘X Factor’, was a singer in the girl group ‘G.R.L’ (a reboot of the Pussycat Dolls).
‘I am so sad to hear about the news Simone Battle has passed away. She was such a fun nice person. It’s such a loss.
Simon Cowell, X Factor creator, wrote on his twitter page “Rest in peace Simone”
Battle’s autopsy has not been completed yet, L.A. County Cororner’s Office says. The Autopsy will be carried out today (September 7, 2014).
The singer’s father says his daughter’s suicide has ‘stunned’ him as Simone never for once showed any signs that could raise major worry.
Weeks ago, US actor Robin Williams also committed suicide in his California home.