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Anthony Riley Dead - 'The Voice' Contestant Dies at 28

Anthony Riley Dead - 'The Voice' Contestant Dies at 28

Anthony Riley, a contestant on the most recent season of The Voice, has sadly died of an apparent suicide at age 28.

The singer received instant chair turns from all four judges during his audition and he ultimately went with coach Pharrell Williams. After making it through the first battle round, Anthony left the show and cited personal reasons.

Anthony later revealed that he was overcoming substance addiction and decided to leave the show to go to rehab, which NBC reportedly paid for. He was found dead on Friday (June 5) in the basement of his Philadelphia apartment, according to Philly.com.

We send out our thoughts and prayers to Anthony‘s loved ones during this difficult time.


The Voice 2015 Blind Audition – Anthony Riley: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
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  • Kim

    RIP Anthony
    Depression kills

  • millerz

    I really really liked him on the Voice and was so sad that he dropped out but was so happy to hear that he chose to drop out to treat his addiction. I thought it was brave when he had the world in the palm of his hands to leave the competition to focus on himself. I thought his future was so bright, but he didn’t see that for himself. I am beyond sad to hear this news. Praying for his family and friends. How awful :(

  • Sharis

    OMG, I thought he left because he got sick, I didn’t came across the news of him being in rehab. When I saw the headline I thought the illness killed him, so I was shocked again when I read it was a suicide :(

  • deusexmachina

    It’s so sad to see young people kill themselves because they felt nowhere to go or trap. He is so young and so much to live for. RIP Anthony.

  • Nora Shirden

    Sad addiction is it seems to be a horrible fight RIP young man. Wish there was other treatments studied to fight the addive part of the brain.