Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

2014-09-06 20:01

Los Angeles - Girl group singer Simone Battle has died.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home on Friday morning.

Battle gained notoriety through performances on the television show X Factor, and her band — G.R.L. — had been signed by mega-hit maker Dr Luke.

Coroner's department lieutenant David Smith says an autopsy will be performed on Sunday.

The death was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.

In a written statement, Battle's record company called her "an exceptional young talent and human being".

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