On Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, former “X Factor” finalist Simone Battle passed away after an alleged suicide. Her father was taken aback by his daughter’s heartrending death since she showed no signs that she was stressed or suffering. Read on for further details.
According to Daily Mail, her father, Anthony E. Battle, told the publication that Simone, a former “X Factor” contestant and a member of GRL was found dead around 8:00 a.m. at her West Hollywood home. She was found hanging in a closet. Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Fred Corral stated that the cause of death was determined two days after Simone was found dead. The death was ruled a suicide by hanging.
“She will be greatly missed and loved. She was an exuberant person and a very loved person,” said her father as published on the Daily Mail report.
The record company and management handling Simone issued a joint statement on her ephemeral.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L.’ the statement from Reign Deer Entertainment, “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,” said Kemosabe Records, RCA Records and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin in a statement as published on Daily Mail.
Moreover, Simone was part of the girl group GRL, a reboot of The Pussycat Dolls.
“Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone’s incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart. We will carry her memory with us in everything we do,” tweeted GRL.
Simone’s family still could not believe that she would commit such thing. Her father, particularly, was in absolute incredulity over her suicide. Allegedly, the father and daughter exchanged massages every day, and Simone didn’t give off any hint that she was under pressure or disturbed by some issue. According to TMZ, Simone was doing great in her music career.
In 2011, her career as a professional singer began after she joined the “X Factor,” having made it to the top 17 and being mentored by judge Simon Cowell. She performed “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls before the panel of judges and later joined the group with changed name.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Simone Battle’s family and friends during this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.
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