06/07/2015 11:43 am ET Updated Jun 07, 2015

'Voice' Contestant Anthony Riley Dead At 28

Anthony Riley, a former contestant on "The Voice" and a Philadelphia street performer, was found dead on Friday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He was 28. Riley was discovered in the basement of the apartment where he was staying.

Riley was a frontrunner on the NBC talent show in 2015, but left the show to enter a rehab program for substance abuse, reported Yahoo. Riley was also named Philadelphia's best street performer by Philadelphia Magazine in 2014.

NBC has issued a statement saying, "We are sad over the passing of Anthony Riley. We offer our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this very difficult time."

The Huffington Post has reached out to the Philadelphia Police Department and will update this post when response is received.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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