We’re so sad. Simone, who left a lasting impression on the music world, passed away on Sept. 5 at the age of 25. Upon hearing the news, fans flocked to Twitter to mourn the death of the ‘X Factor’ contestant. See what they said.
Simone Battle rose to fame on The X Factor in 2011, which explains why thousands of fans rushed to Twitter to grieve after hearing the news of her tragic death on Sept. 5. The 25-year-old singer, who was a member of the girls group G.R.L., died from an apparent suicide, TMZ reports.
Simone Battle Dies: Fans Grieve On Twitter
Read what fans are saying about Simone on Twitter below:
I’m devastated. Simone battle from @grl passed away. I recently discovered their music & instantly fell in love. Praying for her loved ones
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) September 6, 2014
— Yen (@cheyennedepree) September 6, 2014
really shaken by news about Simone Battle. so driven & beautiful. X Factor family. get some rest, lil lady. RIP.
— ClaudeKelly (@ClaudeKelly) September 6, 2014
— Smallzy (@Smallzy) September 6, 2014
Gutted over the news of Simone Battle’s passing. Met her once, she was glowing and kind. Gone far too soon. What a tragedy.
— Simon Curtis (@simoncurtis) September 6, 2014
Omg simone battle killed herself. Depression is so crappy. Praying for her family 😢 pic.twitter.com/mgD6Pensgy
— LeeYoncé (@CallherLEE) September 6, 2014
I really hope it’s not true about Simone Battle 😭
— Willis ♛ (@OfficialJorddan) September 6, 2014
Couldn’t believe what I was reading when I saw that G.R.L’s Simone Battle had passed away. And only 25 with so much success ahead. RIP SB.
— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) September 6, 2014
Her X Factor family also mourned the loss of Simone on Twitter.
Simone Battle Dead: Young Singer Dies At 25
Simone passed away in her home, her father Anthony E. Battle told MailOnline. She was reportedly found hanging in a closet.
“She will be greatly missed and loved,” her father said. “She was an exuberant person and a very loved person.”
Watch Simone’s X Factor audition above.
This is so sad. Our thoughts go out to Simone’s family and friends at this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers