Paula Abdul Fan Found Dead Near Her Home, Auditioned for Season 5

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People magazine is reporting that the woman found dead near Paula Abdul’s home Tuesday night auditioned for American Idol, Season 5:

A former American Idol contestant apparently infatuated with Paula Abdul was found dead Tuesday night in a car near Abdul’s Los Angeles house.

Paula Goodspeed, 30, a Season 5 contender whose audition performance of “Proud Mary” was panned and mocked by the judges, appears to have died of a drug overdose, police say.

“Ms. Goodspeed’s mother had gone to [the sheriff’s department] to report her daughter missing, and advised them that she might be suicidal, ” says Los Angeles police Capt. James Miller. “The sheriffs determined that Ms. Goodspeed may be up in the vicinity by Paula Abdul’s house. Our officers discovered her vehicle parked on the street, and found her inside. She was unresponsive to officers.”

I totally remember this woman. She auditioned in Austin, and I mentioned her in passing in my recap of the episode.

Very sad. We point and laugh at these people, not realizing that they may, indeed be very troubled.

Watch Paula Goodspeed’s audition after the jump…

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