Skilyr Hicks, a former contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” was found dead at a friend’s home in South Carolina on Monday, a report said. She was 23 years old.
“She will live on through her music,” Hicks’ mother, Jodi, told TMZ, who broke the news of the death.
It wasn’t immediately clear how Hicks died. The mother told the outlet that her daughter suffered from substance abuse and mental health issues.
Hicks performed a song she wrote on Season 8 of NBC’s talent show competition in 2013 when she was just 14 years old.
She made it onto the second round then was eliminated before the show’s live rounds.
Hicks leaves behind her mother and four siblings.