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“American Idol” David Cook’s brother dies of cancer

May 4, 2009

david-cook“American Idol” has experienced a death in the family, as the 37-year-old brother of the show’s 2008 winner David Cook died of brain cancer on Saturday, media outlets reported.

Adam Cook had suffered from brain cancer for years, and when David Cook competed on “American Idol” last year, Adam was there to cheer him on.

Singer David Archuleta, who was last year’s runner-up to David Cook, said to People magazine that he was saddened by the death and that his “heart really goes out” to Adam Cook’s loved ones. “Idol” judge Simon Cowell told People that he met Adam Cook a few times at the show, and he called him “an incredible guy.”

David Cook announced his brother’s death on Sunday at a brain cancer fundraiser in Washington, D.C.  On his debut album last year, the artist released a song dedicated to his brother called “A Daily AntheM.”


My heart goes out to you and your family. My husband died of this terrible disease September 2008, so I know what you experienced with your brother. I do hope that a cure is found for glioblastoma multiform quickly so no others will have to know what it is like to watch loved ones go through this.

Posted by linda howland | Report as abusive

my husband is battling the same type of brain cancer as david’s brother died from. his publicity is helping to draw attention to this awful disease. i hope he continues to champion this cause, and i am sorry for the pain of his loss. the available treatments are not adequate, and not enough has been done to improve the mortality rate of this cancer. my heart goes out to him and his family.

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