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Simone Battle

Born:     June 17, 1989
Place of Birth:    Los Angeles, CA
Died:   September 5, 2014
Zodiac Sign:  Gemini

Simone Sherise Battle was an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor US in 2011 and a member of the pop group G.R.L..

Battle made her television debut in 2006, having small roles on shows including Zoey 101 and Everybody Hates Chris. In 2008, Battle was featured as the main character in the Mary Mary music video "Get Up". Battle also appeared as a background dancer in the Cali Swag District music video "Teach Me How to Dougie" in 2010.

In 2012, Battle starred opposite Mandela Van Peebles, Moisés Arias, and Snoop Dogg in her film debut We the Party. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. We the Party was Simone's first and final full-length film. In 2012, Battle played Olivia in the short film "Meanamorphosis" The film was released on April 27, 2012.

Upon Steve Jones' announcement that she had been eliminated from the competition, Battle promoted the online release of her debut music video "He Likes Boys".

In August 2012, Simone Battle was initially part of The Pussycat Dolls' proposed new lineup after their past members disbanded in 2010. Her addition to the group was announced during the opening of the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at the Keating Hotel in San Diego. Robin Antin later announced in February 2013 that they would continue instead as the "next generation" of the Dolls as a group called G.R.L..

Simone Battle was found dead on September 5, 2014, at the age of 25. The cause of death was ruled as suicide by hanging. A spokesperson for Battle stated that she suffered from depression.  Source.

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