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Skilyr Hicks, America's Got Talent Season 8 Contestant, Dead at 23

Skilyr Hicks, a singer-songwriter who appeared in the eighth season of America’s Got Talent, has died at the age of 23. Hick’s mother Jodi tells TMZ that her daughter was found lifeless at a friend’s home in Liberty, S.C., on Monday. “[Skilyr] will live on through her music,” “My super beautiful, extremely talented, hilarious free spirit of a sister left this world to be with Jesus,” Hick’s sister Breelyn wrote in a Facebook post about her passing. “I can’t possibly put into words how broken-hearted I am.” She recalled her sister’s “ability to create music that inspired thousands of people.” Hicks went through...
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America's Got Talent Contestant Skilyr Hicks Dead at 23

Former America's Got Talent contestant Skilyr Hicks has died. She was 23. Skilyr's sister, Breelyn, confirmed the singer's death in a social media post on Wednesday. "My super beautiful, extremely talented, hilarious, free spirit of a sister left this world to be with Jesus. I can't possibly put into words how broken-hearted I am," Breelyn wrote. "I will miss her like crazy. I'll miss her voice, her long warm hugs, her constantly making jokes using puns. Her ability to create music that inspired thousands of people."
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‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Skilyr Hicks dead at 23

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, which broke the news of the death.
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Skilyr Hicks Found Dead at 23

“My super beautiful, extremely talented, hilarious, free spirit of a sister left this world to be with Jesus,” Breelyn wrote. “I can’t possibly put into words how broken-hearted I am. I will miss her like crazy. I’ll miss her voice, her long warm hugs, her constantly making jokes using puns. Her ability to create music that inspired thousands of people. She had so much life left to live.”
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America's Got Talent star Skilyr Hicks dies at the age of 23

America's Got Talent star Skilyr Hicks has died at the age of 23. The singer's mother, Jodi Hicks, confirmed the news on Facebook. Local police officers have alleged her cause of death is a suspected drug overdose. She was found by a friend in a home in Liberty, South Carolina.
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TMZ.com

'America's Got Talent' Contestant Skilyr Hicks Dead at 23

6:54 AM PT -- 12/8 -- Chief Deputy Chad Brooks at the Pickens County Sheriff's Office tells us at this time, it's suspected Hicks died of a suspected drug overdose. We're told Hicks was found inside a bathroom on the floor, drugs and paraphernalia were found at the scene. Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Local singer-songwriter Skilyr Hicks dies at 23 years old

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Sad news to pass along – we’ve learned a local singer-songwriter who appeared on “America’s Got Talent” has lost her life. Skilyr Hicks stepped into the national spotlight eight years ago, appearing before millions of people on “America’s Got Talent.”
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Police seek information on location of missing 22-year-old woman

GREER, S.C. (WLOS) — The Greer Police Department is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a missing person. Skilyr Leigh Hicks, age 22, was last seen on Wednesday, May 5, on Highgate Circle in Greer wearing black leggings and an oversized T-Shirt. Officials say she left her residence in an...
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‘America’s Got Talent’ star Skilyr Hicks arrested for underage drinking

Police in Findlay, Ohio arrested former “America’s Got Talent” singer Skilyr Hicks on Tuesday for underage drinking, Fox News has learned. The alleged offense took place back in October, TMZ is reporting, and 20-year-old Hicks has been charged with sales to/use of alcohol by an underage person.

Queens girl, 2, killed by SUV driver pulling out after mom unloads packages from back: ‘Horrible accident’

A 2-year-old girl standing by as her mother unloaded packages from an SUV in Queens wandered away for a split second and was killed when the driver pulled out and struck her, police said Monday. The mother and driver, believed to be her boyfriend, raced mortally wounded Leilani Rosales nearly four miles to Flushing Hospital but she could not be saved. The “horrible accident,” as a police ...
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Henry Ruggs driving 156 mph with .16 BAC before drunken crash that killed woman and her dog, police say

Staggering details are emerging from the fiery crash after Henry Ruggs rear-ended and killed a woman while driving drunk in Las Vegas Tuesday morning. Prosecutors said in court filings that the former Raiders receiver (Ruggs was released Tuesday night) was driving 156 miles per hour in his Corvette seconds before the crash that trapped a woman and her dog in their burning car, striking the car ...
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