Fan Takes Life Outside Paula Abdul's House
November 13, 2008 at 5:17 AM (PT)
A former AMERICAN IDOL contestant and self-described PAULA ABDUL superfan was found dead TUESDAY night in a car parked in front of the IDOL judge’s CALIFORNIA home. THE BOSTON HERALD reports PAULA GOODSPEED, 30, who was found sitting up in her car, took her own life.
"It appears to be a suicide by overdose," said Detective ROBERT BUB of the LOS ANGELES Police Department. Investigators found prescription drugs in GOODSPEED’s car, along with ABDUL CDs and pictures of the pop singer, BUB said.
It was the second time the troubled IDOL wannabe OD’d near ABDUL’s home. TMZ.COM reported that GOODSPEED overdosed in the exact same area about a year ago, but was found in time by police.
ABDUL said in a statement that she was "deeply shocked and saddened" by GOODSPEED’s death, and that her "heart and prayers go out to her family."