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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul & More Grieve Simone Battle’s Tragic Death

Sun, September 7, 2014 1:30pm EDT by Chris Rogers 7 Comments

Simon, Paula, and more ‘X Factor’ judges have taken to Twitter to mourn the tragic death of season 1 contestant Simone Battle. See what they’re saying.

Simon Cowell is “so sad” after hearing the news of Simone Battle‘s death. He, along with other X Factor judges like Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have flocked to Twitter to mourn the loss of the season 1 contestant, who was found dead from an apparent suicide on Sept. 5.

Simone Battle Dead — Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul Remember ‘X Factor’ Contestant

Simon, Paula and Cheryl Cole, who were on The X Factor’s original judging panel during season 1 auditions, were quick to mourn the loss of Simone on Twitter. See what they said below:

Nicole, who replaced Cheryl as a judge after the audition rounds, also offered her condolences to the contestant’s family. Interestingly, Simone performed The Pussycat Dolls‘ “When I Grow Up” during her audition (watch the video above). Nicole was the lead singer of the pop girl group.

LA Reid, who was also a judge during the first season of The X Factor has not yet updated his Twitter account, following Simone’s death.

Other season 1 contestants have also been mourning the singer on Twitter. Simone’s fans, like her X Factor family, are absolutely devastated over this news.

Simone Battle Dead: Young Singer Dies At 25

The 25-year-old singer, who went on to become a member of the girl group G.R.L. — essentially, a reboot of The Pussycat Dolls — died from an apparent suicide, TMZ reports.

Simone passed away in her home, her father Anthony E. Battle, who is in disbelief, told MailOnline. She was reportedly found hanging in a closet.

“She will be greatly missed and loved,” her 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

More Simone Battle News News:

  1. Simone Battle Dies: Fans Grieve Over Death Of ‘X Factor’ Contestant
  2. Simone Battle: G.R.L. Singer & ‘X Factor’ Finalist Dies At 25
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