LOS ANGELES (AP) – A coroner in Los Angeles has found that an “American Idol” hopeful found dead outside Paula Abdul’s home committed suicide with prescription drugs.

Assistant Chief of Coroner Ed Winter says Paula Goodspeed died in November after of a prescription drug overdose. The report didn’t specify which drugs.

Officials had suspected suicide, but the coroner’s office had been waiting on toxicology tests. Winter said Goodspeed, who was from Waterville, Maine, did not leave a note.

Goodspeed was panned for her “Proud Mary” performance at a season five audition. She said she was a huge fan of Abdul and created life-size paintings of her. Abdul has recently backed off criticism of “Idol” producers, who she had claimed put Goodspeed on the air despite warnings that she was obsessed.


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