‘America’s Got Talent’ Star Skilyr Hicks Dies Aged 23

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America’s Got Talent star Skilyr Hicks has passed away.

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She was just twenty-three-years-old.

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Hicks passed away earlier this week, TMZ reports.

Her body was found lifeless at the home of her friend in Liberty, South Carolina.

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Hicks was best known for her appearance of America’s Got Talent back in 2013.

Aged just fourteen, Hicks blew the judges away with her performance of an original song.

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During her audition, she revealed that she had taught herself to play, write and sing following the passing of her father a few years prior.

Hicks made it through to the second round but, unfortunately, was eliminated before the live shows.

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Paying tribute to her daughter, Hick’s mom, Jodi told the outlet: “She will live on through her music.”

Jodi added that Hicks, who she said was loved by her family and 4 siblings, used her music to help people in need.

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The exact circumstance of Hicks’ death is currently unknown.

However, her mom told the outlet that Hicks had battled with mental health issues and substance abuse. 

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Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.


Rest in peace, Skilyr Hicks.

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