Anthony Riley

  • Died: June 5, 2015
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A Philadelphia street performer who gained national attention for his performance on "The Voice" has died. Anthony Riley was 28. (photo credit: www.goldderby.com)

Street artist who shined on 'The Voice,' dies

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia street performer who gained national attention for his performance on "The Voice" has died. Anthony Riley was 28.

The medical examiner's office in Philadelphia said Monday that the death was a suicide by hanging.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Riley was found dead Friday in the basement of an apartment where he had been staying.

The contestant on the eighth season of NBC's "The Voice" wowed the judges and became a fan favorite after belting out James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)."

He left the show in January to deal with substance abuse issues and to enter rehab.

His family says funeral arrangements are incomplete, but there will be a public memorial.


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Sorry for your loss. I pray for his family.

Posted by DonnaKrumbholz - Thomasville, GA - None   July 12, 2015

Donna Krumbholz

Posted by Donna Krumbholz - Thomasville, GA - None   July 12, 2015

my heart goes out to Anthonys family and friends at this tragic time,it is so hard to griev when a loved one leaves us in this way,my mum left me in the same way n it is hard but gets easier over time,I've learnt to remember all the positives n for get how she left...hope this is helpful to you all...my prayers will be for strength and guidance.may he rest in peace.x

Posted by j ochwat    June 12, 2015

MY THOUGHTS AND CONDOLANCES GO TO YOUR FAMILY R-I-P UNTIL OUR LORD AWAKEN YOU ONCE MORE.

Posted by MISS NORNILLE - BROOKLYN, NY - A FAN OF THE VOICE   June 10, 2015

My deepest Condolences to the family! This is so heartfelt and tragic! May God Bless you all at this trying time!

Posted by Juanita Marshall - Phillipsburg, NJ - AQUAINTANCE   June 09, 2015

Such a shame! A real talent! Prayers out to the family.

Posted by David Kolinek - Temple, TX - Voice watcher   June 08, 2015


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A Philadelphia street performer who gained national attention for his performance on "The Voice" has died. Anthony Riley was 28. (photo credit: www.goldderby.com)