G.R.L Singer Simone Battle Dies Aged 25
The pop star and former US X Factor contestant was found dead at her home...
Singer and G.R.L member Simone Battle has died at the age of 25.
She was reportedly found dead at her home in Los Angeles early Friday morning (5 September).
Her father, Anthony E Battle, who confirmed the news to the Mail Online, paid tribute to his daughter.
"She will be greatly missed and loved", he told the site.
"She was an exuberant person and a very loved person."
A joint statement's also been released on behalf of G.R.L.'s record label and management team at Kemosabe Records, Reign Deer Entertainment, RCA Records and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L.", it reads.
"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."
Simone's childhood friend and music producer Derek Butler paid tribute to the star via Instagram this morning.
He captioned a shot of the star along with a touching message: "I'm still in shock and in disbelief to have confirmed the death of my childhood friend @SimoneBattle.
"Her heart was pure gold and her star power limitless. Rest in sweet peace Angel."
The cause of her death is currently still being investigated.