The Voice Contestant Found Dead!?!
BREAKING: Anthony Riley the popular The Voice Contestant Found Dead after his body was found in a Philadelphia apartment basement.
Anthony Riley, 28, appeared on the talent show this year and wowed judges with his performance of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” But the former street performer is suspected that his death was an apparent suicide.
Anthony was a favorite of ALL four judges who hit the green buttons, but only one judge won the amazing and talented Anthony Riley, and that was Team Pharrell.
Unfortunately, Riley left the show in January after telling producers that he had to deal with substance abuse issues.
CelebNMusic247.com has this report via Philly.com:
Mr. Riley took his life and was found Friday in the basement of the Center City apartment where he was staying.
“He’d had his problems recently. But at the heart of all that was a very kind, gentle person,” said Robby Parsons, a fellow musician who met Mr. Riley years ago when they both performed in Suburban Station.
In 2007, Mr. Riley made national headlines after being charged with disorderly conduct for singing in Rittenhouse Square.
However, The charges were dropped and he was later awarded $27,500 in a lawsuit against the city.
In 2014, Philadelphia Magazine named him the city’s best street performer.
Condolences to his family. Suicide is very sad, and very hard on the family and friends.
Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide is urged to call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, or visit: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org