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Tuesday 21 August 2018

X Factor girl-band star (25) found dead at home

A post-mortem was due to be carried after the death of singer Simone Battle, whose body was found in her LA home last week.

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.

Battle (25) was found dead at home Friday morning, according to Los Angeles County Coroner's Department Lt. David Smith. A post-mortem was due last night, he said.

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The death was first reported by TMZ.

G.R.L. was originally the new line-up of the Pussycat Dolls, but the group established its own identity after signing with Grammy-nominated producer Dr. Luke.

G.R.L.'s record companies RCA and Kemosabe called Battle an 'exceptional talent'.

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