US singer Simone Battle took her own life on Friday, September 5, 2014 after she found dead in her Los Angeles home, reports say.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Simone was found hanging on a rod in the closet of her bedroom. Her body was found by her boyfriend.
The 25-year-old singer, who rose to fame on the US version of ‘X Factor’, was a singer in the girl group ‘G.R.L’ (a reboot of the Pussycat Dolls).
'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', X Factor creator Simon Cowell wrote on his Twitter.
Battle’s autopsy has not been completed yet, L.A. County Cororner's Office says. The Autopsy will be carried out today (September 7, 2014).
The singer’s father says his daughter’s suicide has ‘stunned’ him as Simone never for once showed any signs that could raise major worry.
Weeks ago, US actor Robin Williams also committed suicide in his California home.