Skilyr Hicks, the singer who received amazing accolades for her excellent performance and creative composition on America’s Got Talent’s eighth season, died Monday in Liberty, South Carolina. Her age was 23 at that time.
Breelyn Hicks, Hicks’ mother, verified the incident on Facebook and told TMZ that her son was found unresponsive at a friend’s residence.
How did she die?
The cause of death is unknown at this time, however, Hicks told TMZ that her daughter struggled with substance misuse and despair.
The young singer-songwriter has made news in recent years after being arrested for underage drinking and charged with domestic violence after reportedly hitting family members.
Breelyn Hicks posted on Facebook, “My very gorgeous, extremely talented, hilarious, free spirit of a sister left this world to be with Jesus.” “I don’t know how to express how heartbroken I feel.
I’m going to miss her terribly. I’ll miss her voice, her lengthy loving hugs, and her continual use of puns in her jokes. Her capacity to produce music has touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people.”
Hicks first show
Skilyr Hicks first appearance was on the talent show in 2013 when she performed an original song on her guitar for Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel on Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. Her passionate, heartfelt performance, which gained her accolades from the judges, was tinged with tragedy: Hicks disclosed to them that she had recently lost her father.
“He’d made some poor choices, and I hadn’t seen him in years… I created my first song after his funeral, “She explained that it was because of him that she taught herself to write and perform music.
After the performance, Klum stated, “I feel like you won all of our hearts,” while Mel B said that her voice was “far more mature” than one would anticipate from a 14-year-old.
Hicks was eliminated before the show’s live rounds, despite receiving four yeses from the judges. Despite this, Mandel told her, “I think you’re motivating the nation right now,” and that he felt her father was gazing down on her.
AGT’s spokesman did not react to EW’s request for comment right away.