‘America’s Got Talent’ star Skilyr Hicks dies at 23

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Former “America’s Got Talent” star Skilyr Hicks died on Monday night, her sister confirmed in a Facebook post.

Skilyr Hicks was found dead in a home in Liberty, South Carolina, according to a police report of the incident. She was 23.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office wrote in the report that it’s believed the young singer died from a “possible drug overdose.”

The sheriff’s office and coroner’s office said the investigation remains active.

Skilyr Hicks was 14 when she competed on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2013. She said she started singing after her father’s death.

“That was a really difficult time for me,” she said during a segment on the show. “Music helped me let out all the emotion that was building up inside of me.”

She was eliminated from the show, which airs on NBC, before the live rounds in New York City.

After her time on the show, Skilyr Hicks was arrested following a domestic violence incident involving her family, according to TMZ. She was later arrested in 2018 for underage drinking.

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