This is a rough way to start the day.
G.R.L. member and one-time X Factor contestant Simone Battle has passed away. She was 25.
News of Battle’s death began to spread across the internet early Saturday morning. Her passing was first confirmed by longtime producer Derek Butler over Instagram, then later by her label and management. Details of her death have not been revealed at this time, so it is unclear whether or not foul play is suspected, but a spokesperson for G.R.L. has released a statement on behalf of the group. It reads:
“We are deeply saddened by