Paula Goodspeed found dead

November 13th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Paula AbdulAn ex-American Idol contestant was found dead outside outside the Los Angeles home of Paula Abdul on Tuesday night.

Paula Goodspeed, 30, whose Idol audition aired during Season 5, appears to have died of a drug overdose, police say.

At the American Idol season 5 , Goodspeed said “I really like Paula Abdul a lot. She’s really cool. I’m a really big fan, and I made life-sized drawings of Paula. I’ve been drawing ever since I was a little kid, and my first drawing was of Paula Abdul.”

At the Entertainment Tonight show Paula Abdul talked a spokesman name ‘Jeff Ballard’, that she was ’shocked and saddened’ by the death, describing the woman as someone Abdul and her staff had been aware of for ’several years’. According to the , Paula Goodspeed parents had also told the police on their daughter’s obesseion with Paula Abdul and they suggested to check at Abdul’s place after reporting their missing daughter.

Police and Los Angeles County officers didn’t give out the information about the woman, just confirming that she was discovered on Tuesday and her death cause was being investigated as a ‘possible suicide’. Moreover, the local media and celebrity news websites said the woman was believed to have had an obsession with 46-year-old Abdul. Paula Abdul, the singer who stars as a judge on the series of the American Idol.

Paula Abdul, has sold more than 53 million records and scored hits in the 1980s and early 1990s, is known to millions across America for her work as a judge on American Idol.

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