‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Skilyr Hicks Dead Aged 23


One of the stars of America’s Got Talent has died tragically at the age of just 23.

Skilyr Hicks wowed the crowd and judges in her audition during season 8 of the hit show in 2013 when just 14 years old.

Judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern all voted unanimously to put the talented teenager through to the next round.

Her mom, Jodi, confirmed her daughter passed away Monday after her body was found in the home of a friend in Liberty, South Carolina.

Her mom also confirmed her daughter had been struggling with depression and substance abuse, although the cause of her death has not been confirmed.

She says her daughter “will live on through her music”.

Hicks becomes the third contestant to die in recent months after Jay Jay Phillips and Thomas Wells also died this year.


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