G.R. L. Singer Simone Battle’s Death Ruled a Suicide: But did she really? I honestly do not believe that she took her own life, but thats just my opinion

Simone Battle

Former X-Factor contestant Simone Battle was found hanging in her West Hollywood apartment over the weekend.

The Los Angeles coroner ruled the 25-year-old singer’s death a suicide by hanging, reports PEOPLE.

Battle came to fame as a contestant on the singing competition in 2011, and later as a  part of the five-member girl group G.R.L., who were billed as the next Pussycat Dolls. The group released their debut single, “Ugly Heart,” in July and had enjoyed a fair amount of success for featuring on rapper Pitbull’s song, “Wild Wild Love.”

“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,”  said a statement from RCA Records, the group’s record company.

Battle grew up in Los Angeles, singing in her local church. Whitney Houston inspired her “dream to be a singer,” she said on the group’s.

The morning Simone Battle turned four, her father came into her room and woke her up by playing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on a stereo boom box. “After that I played the tape over and over till it unwound,” she recalls. “I love Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, and Dorothy Dandridge, but Whitney definitely inspired my dream to be a singer.” Growing up in Los Angeles, Simone joined the cherub choir, studied ballet and tap, and did television, commercials, and print modeling before landing a post-high school internship with a company that worked with The Black Eyed Peas. An audition for will.i.am led to a tour with the band and an interest in songwriting. The other members of G.R.L describe Simone as “the brainy one.” “I can go to Simone if I need advice or help and will always get the answer that I’m looking for,” Lauren says. Simone studied Music Industry and Songwriting at USC before trying out for Season 1 of The X Factor, where she reached the Top 16. Using the show as a platform, Simone released a song she wrote called “He Likes Boys,” and appeared in the 2012 feature film We The Party directed by Mario Van Peebles.

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8 thoughts on “G.R. L. Singer Simone Battle’s Death Ruled a Suicide: But did she really? I honestly do not believe that she took her own life, but thats just my opinion

  1. Why did she kill herself after telling her dad that she is happy and she and her boyfriend was close and happy also. Things dont add up.

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  2. Everytime a black american or british woman start to climb or gets a new job they kill themselves its a pattern that I’ve noticed happening these last few yrs with black british and african american women quite strange.

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  3. Somebody killed the poor beautiful young woman and trying to make it out to be suicide. Remember when they fed us the whole marilyn monroe suicidal tripe, until the truth came out? You cant trust anyone these days there are some very evil coniving people out there.

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  4. When I first saw the group I thought wow she is the only darkskin girl in there and she is gorgeous! She stood out because she was different then I heard that she committed suicide.

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