Remembering Singer & Actress Simone Battle: Suicide So Young
It’s been said that the music industry is a harsh business that wears and tears on the human body and spirit. In the last five years, there have been a large number of celebrities in the music industry who committed suicide. Beautiful singer and actress Simone Battle was one of those tragedies. Battle’s career was picking up steam and she appeared to be on the verge of realizing her lifelong dream of stardom. But unfortunately, she hung herself on September 5th, 2014 the Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman said.
Battle, 25, was an “X Factor” finalist in 2011 and a singer with G.R.L., a girls group created in 2013 to replace the Pussycat Dolls.
She and her four bandmates found success with their music, including a collaboration with Pitbull. G.R.L. performed on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that same year.
Battle’s boyfriend last saw her alive at 3:45 a.m. that Friday in the West Hollywood apartment they shared. He found her hanging in a closet about four hours later, according to Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
The autopsy conducted determined that it was a suicide, Winter said.
The top three suicidal signals to look out for are:
- Making preparations: Oftentimes, a person considering suicide will begin to put his or her personal business in order. This might include visiting friends and family, giving away personal possessions, and cleaning up his or her room or home. Some people will begin writing notes/letters before committing suicide. Some will buy a firearm or other means like poison.
- Threatening suicide: 50% – 75% of those considering suicide will give someone a warning sign. However, not everyone who is considering suicide will say so, and not everyone who…
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