Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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R.I.P. Simone Battle

Singer Simone Battle, former X Factor finalist and one-third of of the tri-national all-girl group G.R.L., passed away Sept. 5 from an apparent suicide. She was 25. Her father told TMZ that there was no sign of depression and that she was excited about where her career was going –– the group just did a record with Pitbull –– but he doesn't suspect foul play.

Sadly, this is not the first time a suicide has struck the music community. Read on.

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