Tragedy hits one of the judges of “American Idol.” The body of a 30-year-old woman was found dead in a parked car outside of Paula’s home yesterday.
The rep tells Entertainment Tonight that they had known about the woman for “several years”; she was an extreme fan who “has issues,” the rep says.
The woman’s car was found after 6 p.m. on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call. The cause of death may have been a drug overdose in an apparent suicide, according to TMZ.com.
She was not even at home when all of this happened! She was busy working on Idol all day.
UPDATE: Police have identified the woman as Paula Goodspeed, a former contestant on American Idol. Goodspeed tried out during the 2006 show with her rendition of Proud Mary. She told Ryan Seacrest that she was a huge fan of Abdul and created life-size paintings of her. The death appears to be a suicide.
Here is the video of her appearance. Thanks to Leslie for the tip!
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