G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle Took Her Own Life
US girl group singer Simone Battle took her own life by hanging herself, a Los Angeles county coroner has said.
The 25-year-old G.R.L. singer’s death was determined two days after she was found dead in her West Hollywood home.
On Sunday, G.R.L.’s debut single Ugly Heart reached number 11 on the UK chart.
The remaining members of the band tweeted a tribute to the former US X factor contestant.
They said: “Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone’s incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart.”
And they insisted they will “carry her memory with us in everything we do”.
X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, formerly Cheryl Cole, used social media to say: “Such tragically sad news to hear of the passing of Simone Battle.
“My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.”
And judge Simon Cowell tweeted: “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. Rest in peace Simone.”
Battle appeared in the first series of the US X Factor in 2011 and made it through to the live shows.
In a written statement, G.R.L.’s record companies RCA and Kemosabe called her an exceptional young talent and human being.