X-Factor singer Simone Battle, 25, found dead in her home
Singer Simone Battle, a member of the band GRL and former contestant on the The X-Factor television show, has been found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said on Saturday.
She was 25.
Battle was found on Friday morning and an autopsy could be conducted as soon as Sunday, said Lieutenant David Smith from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department.
The cause of death is officially listed as pending.
Her father Anthony Battle told Mail Online that law enforcement authorities told him she died of an apparent suicide.
After the news broke, the other members of GRL posted the following notes on Twitter:
Others from The X-Factor team, including Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger, also posted their condolences online:
In an interview with TMZ, Anthony Battle said he was not aware if his daughter was depressed.
He did say, however, that "it's possible she may have had an invisible disability".
Sources: Mail Online, TMZ, Twitter