Adam Cook Passes Away

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Following a decade-long battle with cancer, David Cook's brother, Adam, died yesterday.

The American Idol winner made the difficult announced this morning, prior to the Race for Hope 5K in Washington, D.C.

"I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else right now," Cook told the crowd at the brain cancer research benefit, at which Cook served as the grand marshal and competitor, as his team had raised more than $40,000.

Adam Cook had battled the disease throughout Cook's American Idol run last year.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to David and his family.


David Cook Biography

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David Cook was crowned the winner of American Idol, season seven. He was favorite throughout the competition, as the rocker was... More »
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David Cook Quotes

I started this season — much to Simon’s chagrin — as the word nerd and I’m absolutely at a loss for words. Thank you guys. This is amazing. Thank you.

David Cook

David Cook: You know, everybody's got an opinion, and tonight was Archuleta's night. I have to concede it: The kid came out all three songs and nailed it. But I walk away from this with my head held high.