Former X-Factor contestant Simone Battle, one of the members of G R L, has died at the age of 25.

The singer, who was mentored by Simon Cowell on the reality TV show, was found in her LA home by her father, Anthony Battle. The cause of death has not yet been officially released.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L. 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," so says the statement from her management company.


via The Guardian