Simone’s ‘X-Factor’ family is devastated after her tragic death on Sept. 5. Contestants, along with a number of judges, from the FOX reality singing competition are taking to Twitter to remember Simone. See what they have to say right here.
Simone Battle was destined to become a star. During her audition for The X Factor in 2011, she made a lasting impression on Simon Cowell and would go on to place in the final 17. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 25 on Sept. 5, leaving the judges and contestants from The X Factor devastated.
‘The X Factor’ On Simone Battle’s Death: Her TV Family Remembers Singer
X Factor judges Chery Cole, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as contestants Melanie Amaro (who won the first season), CeCe Frey and more rushed to twitter upon hearing the horrific news of Simone’s passing from an apparent suicide. See what they, along with many others from the FOX reality series, said below:
I am so sad to hear about the news Simone Battle has passed away. She was such a fun nice person. It’s such a loss. Rest in peace Simone.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) September 6, 2014
My heart & prayers go out 2 @GRLSimone‘s family, band mates, & loved ones. Such a beautiful sweet promising star. May she rest in peace. xoP
— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) September 6, 2014
— Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy) September 6, 2014
We are greatly saddened to learn the tragic news about Simone Battle. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
— THE X FACTOR (USA) (@TheXFactorUSA) September 6, 2014
Such tragically sad news to hear of the passing of Simone battle.. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones #RIPSimone
— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) September 6, 2014
I just heard the news.. I can’t believe this beautiful X Factor alum is gone… Too young.. Too soon. Rest in Peace Simone Battle.
— CeCe (@CeCeMissXtotheO) September 6, 2014
RIP SIMONE BATTLE 😢😢😢 MY HEART IS SO HEAVY 😔😔😔😔😔 OMG… Prayers to her friends and family…… http://t.co/fpS6vV2kkY
— Melanie Amaro (@ItsMelanieAmaro) September 6, 2014
— Stacy Francis (@stacyfrancis) September 6, 2014
Simone Battle Dead: Young Singer Dies At 25
The 25-year-old singer, who later went on to become a member of the girls group G.R.L., died from an apparent suicide, TMZ reports.
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.”
This is so sad. Our thoughts go out to Simone’s family and friends at this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers