Anthony Riley held the record for the fastest four chair turn in the history of The Voice. He was expected to go very far in the competition when suddenly he was removed from the show. This resulted in Pharell’s team having a three way battle. As a fan, I thought maybe someone had grabbed him for a record deal and he was in violation of his contract.
Sadly, he was battling with addiction and apparently told the producers the show was too much for him to handle. He went back to Philadelphia where he was a street performer who was voted best street performer by Philadelphia Magazine in 2014. It appears that The Voice might have paid for his rehab.
Sadly, Anthony was not able to over come his demons. He committed suicide and was found dead on Friday. He was 28.
If you or someone you know have thoughts of suicide, you can go online to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-TALK and speak to someone, 24/7.