Ex-Contestant Dies

Ex-Contestant Dies In Apparent Suicide

Anthony Riley — an insanely talented singer who competed on “The Voice” in 2015 — was found dead Friday … and friends say it appears Riley took his own life.

Riley — a Philadelphia street performer — was a smash hit from the moment he first appeared on “The Voice” — with all 4 judges slamming on their buttons within seconds of his performance of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.”

He later left the show in January to deal with substance abuse issues.

A close of friend of Riley’s told Philly.com his body was discovered in the basement of the apartment where he had been saying … and all signs pointed to suicide.

He was 28.

Via tmz.com