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Girl Group G.R.L. Is Coming Back Nearly 2 Years After Singer Simone Battle's Sudden Suicide

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UPDATE JULY 29 5:46 P.M. EST: Emmalyn Estrada's rep tells us she isn't rejoining the group, but wishes them the best. She is currently focusing on her solo career with a hot new track called #FreeTitties — check it out HERE!



The girls are back in town!

It's been nearly two years since rising pop star Simone Battle took her own life, but her G.R.L. bandmates finally seem ready to get back to making music.

As you may remember, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Paula van Oppen tried to keep the girl group together after the sudden suicide, but after releasing their musical tribute Lighthouse in honor of the late singer, they decided to go their separate ways.

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Now, about a year after they first called it quits, a message on their management website has us pretty convinced the girls are getting the band back together!

In fact, the Robin Antin-formed Ugly Heart singers are pretty much guaranteed a reunion thanks to this simple note:

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G.R.L. Releases Heartfelt Music Video Dedicated To The Memory Of Deceased Band Member Simone Battle — Watch The Touching Lighthouse Tribute HERE

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This completely breaks our heart!

As we reported in September, X Factor star and G.R.L. member Simone Battle committed suicide in her West Hollywood home.

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Now, the rest of the G.R.L. ladies are paying tribute to their fallen sister by releasing the video for Lighthouse featuring clips and photos of Battle during her happiest moments.

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G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle's Money Troubles Were About To Be Solved

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It's so sad what money can make people do.

G.R.L. singer Simone Battle tragically committed suicide a few months ago, and some speculated it was because of money.

At the time, Simone only had a few thousand dollars in her bank account, but she had a lot more on the way.

[ Related: G.R.L.'s Simone Lives On After Her Passing In This Winning Sprite Commercial! ]

Due to contracts with Sony, Coca-Cola, and other companies, Simone's family could stand to inherit a large sum of her money, but there's a catch.

Simone's mother Donna Morgan has to be officially named the administrator of Simone's estate first. Her application is currently pending.

But it just goes to show that problems are only temporary, and sometimes a solution is right around the corner. So sad.

[Image via Twitter.]

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G.R.L.'s Simone Lives On After Her Passing In This Winning Sprite Commercial!

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Thank goodness she left behind so many musical memories!

G.R.L.'s Simone Battle tragically took her life last month, but she's still with us in different ways!

[ Photos: Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances! ]

Besides leaving behind the music she and her group made, Simone

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G.R.L.'s Simone Battle Was Reportedly Struggling With Financial Issues, Causing Her To Fall Into Depression

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This just gets more and more heartbreaking.

After G.R.L. singer Simone Battle took her life that fateful Friday, her friends and family revealed to law enforcement she had been dealing with financial struggles before she committed suicide.

While her family wasn't exactly specific with the details, it appears as if they believed she was depressed over money issues.

She must've hid her feelings pretty well since her dad admitted he didn't realize something was wrong with his daughter.

Simone's family didn't quite understand how she had issues since she was part of a successful group, but others close to the singer said she was also frustrated with the fact that she hadn't quite made it in the U.S. just yet.

Whatever the situation may be, this whole ordeal is just disheartening.

[Image via Simone Battle/Instagram.]

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