AMERICA’S Got Talent Star Skilyr Hicks was found dead at her home in North Carolina on Monday (November 6), aged 23.
The news was revealed by Jodi, Hicks’ mother, as she expressed her heartbreaking tribute saying we will “live on her music”.
Who is Skilyr Hicks?
Skilyr Hicks is a 23-year-old singer and guitarist who appeared on the eighth season of America’s Got Talent.
She started her music career at the age of 7 from her hometown in Ohio and once shared her music through 98.3 The Bill.
She has performed at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and opened for artists such as Charlie Mars and Lera Lynn.
Her album, Brand New Day, was released in 2013 and is currently available on iTunes.
What was the cause of Skilyr Hicks’ death?
The cause of her death is still unknown.
Hick’s mom tells how her daughter has struggled with mental health issues, IExcluding depression and substance abuse.
In a statement, her mother Jodi added that Skilyr will “live through her music” in a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter.
Hick has made headlines in recent years due to numerous legal issues.
In November 2018, she was arrested for underage drinking and intoxication in Ohio.
Five years later, she was again arrested for underage drinking and jailed after facing domestic violence charges.
Her older sister Breelyn, a victim of abuse, said at the time that although her sister was not innocent, she disagreed that she deserved to be charged.
When did she appear on America’s Got Talent?
Hicks made his debut on America’s Got Talent in 2013 at the age of 14.
She performed in front of judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Howard Stern.
She sang an original song, “Brand New Day”, which she explains she taught herself to play guitar when her father passed away.
On the show, she said that her father’s death was “a really hard time for me” and that the music helped her “reveal all the emotions that were building within”.
Howard said her father would “light up with pride” when he looked at his daughter.
Despite impressing the judges, the skilyr failed to make it to the live show in New York City.
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