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Singer Simone Battle found dead

Girl group singer Simone Battle has died.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Ms Battle, 25, was found dead in her West Hollywood home on Friday morning.

She gained notoriety through performances on the US version of X-Factor, and her band - GRL - had been signed by mega-hit maker Dr Luke.

Coroner's Department Lt David Smith says a post mortem will be performed on Sunday.

The death was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.

In a written statement, Ms Battle's record company called her "an exceptional young talent and human being".

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