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What a loss!: ‘America’s Got Talent’ competitor Skilyr Hicks dead at 23

Skilyr Hicks, who appeared on Season 8 of "America's Got Talent," was found dead at her friend's South Carolina home.
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Skilyr Hicks, who appeared on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent,” was found dead at her friend’s South Carolina home.
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Skilyr Hicks, a one-time participant on “America’s Got Talent,” was discovered 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, who disclosed the news of her death.

It wasn’t instantly clear how Hicks died. The mother told the outlet that her daughter suffered from substance abuse and mental health issues.

Hicks was 23 years old.                                                                Hicks’s mother says Skilyr will “live on through her music.”
Hicks’s mother says Skilyr will “live on through her music.”
Skilyr Hicks/Instagram
Skilyr Hicks/Instagram

Hicks accomplished a song she wrote on Season 8 of NBC’s talent show competition in 2013 during the time she was exactly 14 years old.

She made it onto the second round afterwards she was eliminated before the show’s live rounds.

Hicks leaves behind her mother and four siblings.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,   DEATHS,   TRAGEDY,     12/8/21

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