Abdul Stalker Committed Suicide by Overdose

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 4:45 PM CST
The home of "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The American Idol hopeful and Paula Abdul fan found dead outside the celebrity’s LA home in November committed suicide with prescription drugs, the AP reports. A coroner’s report, delayed for toxicology tests, did not specify which drugs killed Paula Goodspeed. Police had long suspected suicide, though no note was left.

On a season 5 appearance, Goodspeed's performance of "Proud Mary" got panned, but she remained a devoted fan of Abdul's, even painting life-size portraits of her.