A once American Idol contestant, Paula Godspeed on Season 5, was found dead outside of the L.A. home of Paula Abdul, near Sherman Oaks. Celeb website, TMZ reported that the 2006 contestant was discovered in her parked car yesterday. Her death is believed to be a "possible suicide", although the Los Angeles county coroner's office has not, yet released official information.

The woman's parents were aware of her obsession with American Idol judge, Paula Abdul and told police that she may be at Paula's house, when she went missing.

Paula Abdul had been aware of the obsession for "several years", Entertainment Tonight reported, and is said to be "shocked and saddened" by her death.