G.R.L. singer and former “X Factor” contestant Simone Battle‘s suicide has understandably shocked her father who is now saying his daughter never made him aware that she was suffering from depression.

Anthony Battle says he and his daughter hadn’t spoke on the phone in a few weeks, but they texted every day and she seemed to be doing just fine.


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He says Simone was excited about where her career was heading. G.R.L. had recorded and released a song with Pitbull earlier this year. Close friends of the 25-year old singer spoke with her via text the night before her death — they also didn’t sense anything was wrong. When we asked Anthony if Simone was battling depression … he said he was unaware of anything like that, but acknowledged … “It’s possible she may have had an invisible disability.” Anthony says Simone’s boyfriend discovered her body in her bedroom but he doesn’t suspect foul play. source

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.