Idol Shockers & Scandals

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Julia Lilkendey on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:41PM

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Idol Shockers & Scandals

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An Idol Tragedy

In late 2008, one of Paula Abdul's biggest fans was found dead outside the singer's home. Paula Goodspeed, a 30-year-old contestant from season 5 of American Idol, died of a drug overdose in an apparent suicide. Goodspeed was infatuated with the Idol judge and admitted she made "life-sized drawings of Paula" during her 2006 audition. She was found dead in her car with a photo of Abdul hanging from her rearview mirror. "I am deeply saddened and shocked about what transpired yesterday," Paula Abdul said in a statement. "My heart and prayers go out to her family."

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