Paula Abdul is 'deeply shocked and saddened' by an American Idol contestant and apparent stalker, Paula Goodspeed's suicide as her body was found in front of Abdul's home Tuesday evening.
Paula Goodspeed was open about her obsession with Abdul and was even known to stalk her numerous times.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified onetime American Idol contestant Paula Goodspeed as the female fan found dead in front of Paula Abdul’s home Tuesday evening.
Sources say the 30-year-old Goodspeed had been stalking Abdul for the past 17 years. Her obsession led her to twice auditioning to appear on American Idol, including her now-infamous Simon Cowell maligned 2006 audition in Austin.
Goodspeed’s death Tuesday night, which police suspect was a suicide, was not her first house call to Abdul’s Sherman Oaks abode.
Sources tell E! News that two or three months ago, Goodspeed tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills outside the residence.
I am deeply shocked and saddened, Abdul said in a statement earlier today.
Prior to her death, Goodspeed sent Abdul several threatening letters and left her packages. Goodspeed also repeatedly tried to contact Abdul, albeit unsuccessfully.
Abdul was even alerted in recent weeks that Goodspeed may come calling, but they never met face-to-face.
Paula Goodspeed auditioned on American Idol but failed miserably and was terribly upset at the outcome from the judges. She even blogged on her MySpace account about it;
It’s very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself.....or hearing things being said..... not like alot of people would understand what it’s like having so many haters, she wrote, just because I made the mistake of trying out for a singing competition before I was even ready vocally, emotionally and physically.
She added: I have to believe there is something good about me.
I honestly don't get the obsession towards Paula Abdul, it's just Paula Abdul. It's unfortunate this girl was ridiculed and laughed at after she tried to sing. She was obviously mentally ill and couldn't hold a tune for the life of her. It's a shame she didn't seek treatment for her menal illness before killing herself.
Paula Goodspeed's terrible audition.
Author: christin Posted: 11/13/2008
Tags: dead Paula Abdul suicide attempt
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