Skilyr Hicks Wiki
Skilyr Hicks Biography
Who was Skilyr Hicks ?
America’s Got Talent contestant Skilyr Hicks was found dead at age 23 on Monday at a home in Liberty, South Carolina.
Her mother, Jodi, told TMZ on Tuesday that Hicks was found at the home of a friend of hers, although she doesn’t know who owns the home. The cause and circumstances of Hicks’ death were not immediately clear to her family, the outlet reported.
How old was Skilyr Hicks?
She was 23 years old.
Death of Skilyr Hicks
The cause of death has not been revealed.
Hicks’ mother said her daughter struggled with mental health issues, including depression and substance abuse.
Hicks, a singer-songwriter, had been batting depression and substance abuse, her mother told TMZ, adding, “She will live through her music.”
Hicks’ mother said her family, including four of her siblings, loved her and sought to help those in need through her art.
Hicks was 14 when she appeared on the eighth season of America’s Got Talent in 2013 for judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern.
She went up a round by performing an original song titled Brand New Day, and segments from the show detailed how she was a self-taught musician mourning the loss of her father.
She said at the time that the death of her father was “a really difficult time for her, before she gave credit to the music for helping her” to let go of all the emotion that was building inside her.
Hicks got four yeses from the judges, but was eliminated shortly before the live rounds in New York.
Hicks had made headlines in recent years due to multiple legal problems.
Detainees and charges
She was arrested in November 2018 in connection with underage drinking and intoxication in Ohio linked to an incident that occurred a month earlier, TMZ previously reported.
She also faced domestic violence charges in April 2017, as she was accused of assaulting three family members while intoxicated, according to the outlet.
Skilyr Hicks Quick and facts
The cause and circumstances of her death were not immediately clear to her family.
Hicks had been battling depression and substance abuse.
The singer-songwriter was 14 years old when she appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2013.