The 28-year-old Anthony Riley The Voice contestant was found dead. On Friday, the street performer of Philadelphia was found dead in basement. According to doctors, he died a few days earlier.
The 28-year-old Anthony Riley The Voice contestant was found dead.
On Friday, the street performer of Philadelphia was found dead in basement. According to doctors, he died a few days earlier. Web-site Philly.com claims that the singer committed suicide. Anthony was quite strong and talented guy, but in January he left the show due to ‘personal reasons’.
Riley was chosen to be in Pharrell Williams’ team. The famous coach later revealed that Anthony Riley was suffering from substance abuse.
Anthony told Philly.com that when he announced about his problem the producers immediately sent him to professionals and paid for his treatment in a rehab center.
At the time, The Voice wasn’t working for me and I felt like I needed to go, instead of taking on more responsibility than I could handle
According to the street singer, although the show gave him such great support, long working days and huge stress were way too much for him.
Halima Miley, the singer’s sister, said that the memorial would be open to pay tribute to her brother as a lot of people loved him.
In fact, Anthony really loved his city. He couldn’t walk in the city center without being noticed. Everybody could come up to him and ask how he was doing. “The public loved him“, said Halima.
Riley’s good friend, Robby Parsons, told Philly.com that Anthony had been struggling again.
He’d had his problems recently. But at the heart of all that was a very kind, gentle person