Paula Goodspeed was found dead outside Paula Abdul’s Sherman Oaks, California home on Tuesday night.
Goodspeed met Paula Abdul for the first time when she auditioned for American Idol in 2005. Here’s a video from her ill-fated Idol audition.
“I am deeply shocked and saddened by what transpired yesterday,” Abdul said in a statement Wednesday. “My heart and prayers go out to her family.”
The 30-year-old Los Angeles woman, a very gifted artist with a history of mental illness, was reportedly fixated on the American Idol judge and is believed to have committed suicide with an overdose of drugs.