'The Voice' contestant Anthony Riley dies at 28

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'The Voice' Contestant Anthony Riley Found Dead In Apartment

Anthony Riley, a contestant on the most recent season of The Voice, has died, according to media reports. He was 28.

Riley was found dead in his Philadelphia apartment on Friday, his friend told Philly.com.Yahoo reports that the death was an apparent suicide.

Riley, a Philadelphia street performer, earned a coveted four-chair turn during his blind audition in season eight of NBC's The Voice, opting for Pharrell Williams as his coach.

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'The Voice' contestant Anthony Riley dies at 28
I just want people to know that @blakeshelton was my second choice. Get a load of country Tony! And the homie Bre!!!! http://t.co/XvH1WsZGGI
During this shoot in NYC, it was like 8am 12 degrees and windy. You think this game is easy think again! #HardWork http://t.co/r00hscqoUo
Who's that beside me? You guessed it, Carson Daly!! He's just as excited for my blind audition!!! Tune in Monday 8pm! http://t.co/FNVmTj12xy

Riley won his first competition in the battle rounds but voluntarily dropped out of the show midway through the season for personal reasons. He later told Philly.com that he had decided to enter a two-week rehab program for substance abuse.

An NBC rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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