A contestant on the most recent season of The Voice, has died, according to media reports. He was 28.
Anthony Riley was found dead in his Philadelphia apartment on Friday, his friend told Philly.com. Yahoo reports that the death was an apparent suicide.
Riley, a Philadelphia street performer, earned a coveted four-chair turn during his blind audition in season eight of NBC’s The Voice, opting for Pharrell Williams as his coach.
Riley mysteriously and abruptly left The Voice Season 8 before the Knockout Rounds, which aired this past March, with no explanation other than “personal reasons.” It was later revealed that he’d actually dropped out of The Voice in January to enter a two-week rehab program for substance abuse.