X Factor Alum Simone Battle Dead at 25 of Apparent Suicide

Simone Battle Dies

G.R.L. pop singer Simone Battle, who rose to fame on the U.S. version of The X Factor, has died of an apparent suicide, according to reports. She was 25.

Per TMZ, Battle’s body was found in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home on Friday.

Although quickly eliminated during The X Factor‘s first season (where she was mentored by Simon Cowell), Battle made her mark; she landed a spot in the Pussycat Dolls reboot G.R.L.

“I am so sad to hear about the news Simone Battle has passed away,” Cowell said on Twitter. “She was such a fun nice person. It’s such a loss. Rest in peace Simone.” Added fellow Season 1 judge Cheryl Cole: “Such tragically sad news to hear of the passing of Simone battle,” she wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. #RIPSimone.”

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  1. Cub says:

    That’s sad to hear. I loved her Judge’s House’s cover of “Help!”

  2. Jess says:

    The cause of death hasn’t been determined yet, other than a preliminary cause. Probably won’t be until Monday or longer before they know for sure, so show some compassion and mourn her death. Don’t speculate. A tragedy plain and simple.

    • S. says:

      It’s the media’s job to report and it’s not speculation to say apparent suicide. They have journalistic standards I’d rather go by than just clutching pearls about discussing it at all. There are probably obvious things seen by police that have been released. If she’s found hanging or amongst pile of pills and left a note, I’d say that’s pretty ‘apparent.’ We’ll wait for those details, but asking for some sort of media blackout is ridiculous. Doesn’t mean you’re not mourning her to discuss this.

    • Sheila says:

      I read on another site that she was found hanged, sadly.

  3. tahina45 says:

    Death has been in a bad mood lately. RIP.

    • Really? says:

      Well, if your reading and comprehension skills are so bad, that the above story didn’t tell you anything about what the story was referring to–why not grow up and come back when you can understand. Pretty tacky trying to be “clever” on a death notification, good job on showing your immense lack of brains.

  4. Jack says:

    Didn’t she know that 27 is the age for artists to off themselves?

  5. Noel Harris says:

    The sad part is,she always seemed so happy and confident. Ironically the ones that are hurting the most usually appear that way. Personally I never really buy the overly perky act on.anyone because it’s usually a mask..And.if I hear the words ” Get over it” directed at one more person with depression I’m gonna scream! Depression is a cancer of the mind. It needs treatment RIP.Simone!