(TMZ) - Girl group singer Simone Battle, who rose to fame on the US version of "X Factor,"was found dead in her Los Angeles home, TMZ has confirmed, and reports that it appears to have been suicide. She was 25.
Reign Deer Entertainment, Robin Antin, Kemosabe Records, and RCA Records released this official statement:
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Simone Battle of G.R.L.
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."
Battle was a singer in the girl group G.R.L., which was the reboot of the Pussycat Dolls. She signed on with the group after her run on "X Factor," where she made it into the top 17.
The L.A. County Cororner's Office says Battle's autopsy has not been completed yet, so nothing has been ruled out as cause of death.
Simone's father told TMZ 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.
G.R.L. was featured on Pitbull's hit song, "Wild Wild Love," and Pitbull tweeted his reaction to the news Saturday:
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul also tweeted their condolences:
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
My heart & prayers go out 2 @GRLSimone's family, band mates, & loved ones. Such a beautiful sweet promising star. May she rest in peace. xoP— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) September 6, 2014
G.R.L. recently released the video for their new single, "Ugly Heart."