Overnight it was confirmed G.R.L singer Simone Battle passed away at 25.
While rumours circulated around social media yesterday, an overnight statement from Reign Deer Entertainment, Robin Antin, Kemosabe Records and RCA Records confirmed the tragic passing.
“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.”
– Reign Deer Entertainment, Robin Antin, Kemosabe Records, RCA Records statement.
Her fellow band-mates took to social media to pay tribute to Simone.
Simone Battle rose to fame after she made the finals of The X Factor in the US in 2011. Pussycat Dolls mastermind and creator Robin Antin picked Battle for the new line-up of the Pussycat Dolls in 2012. The band was then rebranded as G.R.L in 2013.
G.R.L were recently in Australia, where their hit song ‘Ugly Heart’ reached platinum sales.
An investigation regarding cause of death is currently underway.
Our thoughts go out to Simone’s family, friends and fans.
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