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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.

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...

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.