Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

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Details about Simone Battle's death, who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' before joining G.R.L., were released by Los Angeles officials on Sunday.
Details about Simone Battle's death, who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' before joining G.R.L., were released by Los Angeles officials on Sunday.
Details about Simone Battle's death, who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' before joining G.R.L., were released by Los Angeles officials on Sunday.
Details about Simone Battle's death, who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' before joining G.R.L., were released by Los Angeles officials on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Singers Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Paula van Oppen of G.R.L. attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Singers Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Paula van Oppen of G.R.L. and radio personality Nicole Ryan attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Radio personality Rich Davis, singer Emmalyn Estrada, radio personality Nicole Ryan, singers Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, radio personalitiy Stanley T, singer Paula van Oppen and radio personality Ryan Sampson attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Singers Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Paula van Oppen of G.R.L. and radio personalities Ryan Sampson and Stanley T attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Singers Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Paula van Oppen of G.R.L. attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada, Paula van Oppen and Lauren Bennett of G.R.L. pose for a portrait during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Singers Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Paula Van Oppen of G.R.L. arrive at Maxim Hot 100 at Pacific Design Center on June 10, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Singers Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Paula Van Oppen of G.R.L. attend Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2014 celebration and sneak peek of the future of Maxim at Pacific Design Center on June 10, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MAXIM)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: Natasha Slayton, Paula van Oppen, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Lauren Bennett perform during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: Natasha Slayton, Paula van Oppen, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Lauren Bennett attend Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada, Paula van Oppen and Lauren Bennett of G.R.L. pose for a portrait during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: (L-R) Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. attend 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Simone Battle of the group G.R.L. attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: (L-R) Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. attend 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
STUDIO CITY, CA - MARCH 19: (L-R) Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton and Paula Van Oppen of GRL attend the 8th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling & Poker Tournament at PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center on March 19, 2014 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0032 -- Pictured: Pitbull (center) featuring Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Simone Battle, Paula Van Oppen of G.R.L. on April 1, 2014 -- (Photo by: Nathaniel Chadwick/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Singers Paula Van Oppen, Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Lauren Bennett of the band G.R.L. arrive at the grand opening of Sugar Factory Hollywood at Sugar Factory on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 28: (L-R) Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle, and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. arrivies at the 'Smurfs 2' - Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 28: (L-R) Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle, and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. arrivies at the 'Smurfs 2' - Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: (L - R) Simone Battle, Paula Van Oppen,Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Lauren Bennett and of G.R.L. peform as part of the iTunes Festival at the Moody Theater on March 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Simone Battle attends the Colgate Optic White beauty bar - Day 1 at Salon 901 on January 11, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Simone Battle attends the Colgate Optic White beauty bar - Day 1 at Salon 901 on January 11, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: (L-R) Paula Van Oppen, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle, Natasha Slayton and Lauren Bennett of G.R.L. are seen on July 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AF/Star Max/FilmMagic)
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo, Simone Battle of the band G.R.L. at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood, Calif., home Friday morning, Sept. 5, 2014. Battle gained notoriety through performances on the television show "X Factor," and her band G.R.L. had been signed by mega-hit maker Dr. Luke. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Department says an autopsy will be performed Sunday. (AP Photo/Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, Simone Battle of the band, G.R.L. poses for a photo at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Their self-titled new album released on July 29, 2014. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, from left, Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Simone Battle of the band, G.R.L. pose for a photo at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Their self-titled new album released on July 29, 2014. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, from left, Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Simone Battle of the band, G.R.L. pose for a photo at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Their self-titled new album released on July 29, 2014. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
This undated publicity photo released by RCA Records shows members of G.R.L., clockwise from foreground left, Simone Battle, Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, Paula Van Oppen and Lauren Bennett. G.R.l. is one of a new crop of girl groups currently on the music scene. (AP Photo/RCA Records, Tomo Muscionico)
From left, Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle, and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. arrive to the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Singers Natasha Slayton, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Paula van Oppen of G.R.L. attend SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up Broadcast at SiriusXM Studios on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Paula van Oppen and Emmalyn Estrada of G.R.L. pose for a portrait during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada, Paula van Oppen and Lauren Bennett of G.R.L. pose for a portrait during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: Natasha Slayton, Paula van Oppen, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Lauren Bennett perform during Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: Natasha Slayton, Paula van Oppen, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Lauren Bennett attend Mackapoolooza at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on July 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: (L-R) Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. attend 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Singers Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Paula Van Oppen of G.R.L. attend Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2014 celebration and sneak peek of the future of Maxim at Pacific Design Center on June 10, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MAXIM)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Singers Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton, Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada and Paula Van Oppen of G.R.L. arrive at the MAXIM Hot 100 Celebration Event at Pacific Design Center on June 10, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Simone Battle, and from left, Emmalyn Estrada, Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen and Natasha Slayton, of the musical group G.R.L., stop by the Wango Tango gifting suite to taste the new Randoms candy by Wonka at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Wonka/AP Images)
From left, Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Simone Battle, and Natasha Slayton of the group G.R.L. arrive to the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death of girl group singer Simone Battle has been ruled a suicide by hanging.

Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said the cause of death was determined Sunday, two days after the 25-year-old singer was found dead in her West Hollywood home. No further details are being released.

Battle gained notoriety through performances on the television show "X Factor." Her five-member band - G.R.L., originally a reboot of the Pussycat Dolls - had been signed by mega-hit maker Dr. Luke.

The group was featured on rapper Pitbull's hit song "Wild Wild Love" earlier this year. Battle told The Associated Press in July that the collaboration gave the group a platform to launch its debut single, "Ugly Heart."

'X Factor' Star Simone Battle Found Dead

(Editor's note: Newsy's story is filed below)

Singer Simone Battle, who rose to fame on "The X Factor," was found dead in her Los Angeles home Saturday.

TMZ broke the story and reports that the 25-year-old's death was an apparent suicide.

CNN reports that Battle was a Los Angeles native who grew up singing in a church choir and studied music and songwriting at the University of Southern California.

Battle's music career started to take off after her run on "The X Factor" in 2011.

She then signed on as one-fifth of the pop group G.R.L., which is best known for its collaboration with Pit Pull on "Wild Wild Love."

G.R.L. was started by Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin as the next generation of her original group.

The group commemorated Battle on its Twitter account saying:


Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, who knew Battle from their time on "The X Factor" together, tweeted that she plans to dedicate her performance to the late singer in South Africa Saturday night.


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