How truly awful.

This morning, news outlets confirmed that G.R.L.‘s Simone Battle was found dead in her apartment of an apparent suicide at age 25.

Simone first rose to prominence after appearing as a Top 16 finalist on The X Factor USA, leading to a brief solo venture (with the hilarious “He Likes Boys”) before eventually being recruited by Robin Antin for the formation of her girl group, G.R.L.

Following their 2013 debut with “Vacation,” the girls recently released their excellent self-titled debut EP, including their underrated single, “Ugly Heart.”

So, so very sad. Sending positive thoughts and love to the G.R.L. girls, Simone’s friends and family.

Please always let the people in your life know that they are loved. Rest in peace.