A singer who was featured on the Fox competition program “X Factor” was found dead Friday in her home in West Hollywood. NBCNews.com reports that the death of “X Factor” alum Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
“Battle gained notoriety through performances on the television show ‘X Factor.’ Her five-member band — G.R.L., originally a reboot of the Pussycat Dolls — had been signed by mega-hit maker Dr. Luke,” the piece reports.
The Huffington Post carried an AP report saying that Battle hanged herself.
“The group was featured on rapper Pitbull’s hit song ‘Wild Wild Love’ earlier this year,” the Huffington Post/AP report notes, adding: “Battle told the Associated Press in July that the collaboration gave the group a platform to launch its debut single, ‘Ugly Heart.'”
The G.R.L. Twitter account posted a message Saturday saying: “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.