ABOVE PHOTO: Anthony Riley (Photo: Courtesy The Voice-NBC
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.