G.R.L lead tributes to singer Simone Battle
Girl group GRL have broken their Twitter silence after band member Simone Battle was confirmed dead this morning, leading the tributes to the "incredibly talented" 25-year-old singer.
Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone's incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart.— G.R.L. (@grl) September 6, 2014
We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.— G.R.L. (@grl) September 6, 2014
News of Simone's death was first confirmed on Instagram by GRL's record label saying: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Simone Battle of GRL."
Other celebs have tweeted their condolances...
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
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
just read the terrible news that Simone Battle has passed away. sending all our love to her family and rest of @grl ???????????? may her soul RIP -nj— Neon Jungle (@NeonJungleMusic) September 6, 2014
Simone's father told TMZ that she was found in the bedroom of her apartment in a West Hollywood neighborhood. He described her home as a guest house of a larger residence.
The L.A. County Cororner's Office tells us Battle's autopsy has not been completed yet ... so, nothing has been ruled out as cause of death.