Skilyr Hicks, a 14-year-old singer-songwriter who wowed America’s Got Talent judges with an original song and a moving story about losing her father, died Monday in Liberty, South Carolina. She was 23 years old at the time. Who is the family of Skilyr Hicks? How did Skilyr Hicks cause of death? Where did Skilyr Hicks died?
When did Skilyr Hicks died?
Breelyn Hicks, her younger sister, confirmed her death on Facebook this morning. Skilyr was discovered deceased at a friend’s home in Liberty, S.C., on Monday, according to the sisters’ mother, Jodi Hicks, according to TMZ. “shall live on via her music,” says the obituary.
“My super beautiful, extremely talented, hilarious, free spirit of a sister left this world to be with Jesus,” writes Breelyn Hicks. “I can’t possibly put into words how broken-hearted I am. I will miss her like crazy. I’ll miss her voice, her long warm hugs, her constantly making jokes using puns. Her ability to create music that inspired thousands of people. She had so much life left to live…”
What was the Skilyr Hicks cause of death? How Skilyr Hicks died?
Skilyr struggled with mental health concerns such as depression and substance misuse, according to Jodi Hicks of TMZ. In 2017 and 2018, Skilyr Hicks was arrested for attacking family members while inebriated and underage drinking.
Skilyr Hicks also auditioned for the NBC competition series in 2013
Hicks famously performed an original song titled “Second Chance,” which she wrote about her late father, during her audition for the NBC competition series in 2013, when she was just 14 years old.
“That was a really difficult time for me,” she said of her father’s death. “Music helped me let out all of the emotion that was building up inside of me.”