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Former "Idol" Contestant Found Dead

7/25/2009 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alexis Cohen, a former "American Idol" contestant was found dead early this morning in Allentown, PA.

The 25-year-old, known as "Glitter Girl" auditioned for "Idol" in January 2008 and returned for a second time in 2009 but never received a golden ticket.



Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office tells TMZ Cohen's body was found in the street by two pedestrians who then contacted local police. As of now, there is no apparent cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon. Cohen's death was first reported by APP.com.

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ly9512    

Wow, thats nuts. I wondered what happened.

1914 days ago
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chinesejapanesedirtyknees...    

Poor girl. Obviously she had some issues but she was still a human being and I pray to God nobody hurt her. She seems to be extremely vulnerable. RIP

1914 days ago
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Amanda    

Wow, it looks like TMZ will report the death of almost anyone.

1914 days ago
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Jammy    

Was this the "TAKE IT....TAKE..IT....TAKE IT.....TAKE...IT! Girl?

1914 days ago
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Carl    

It is too bad, but she really seemed odd in her auditions. Some people it is clearly an act and nothing else. With her I got the feeling something was actually wrong with her, whether is was some mental issue or drugs I don't know.

1913 days ago
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Jennifer Bouldack    

11. white trash for sure-noone cares shes dead

Posted at 5:39PM on Jul 25th 2009 by jack
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Just so you'll know you are wrong, I care. I care that she's dead. Next time you get the urge to say, "No one" this or that, just remember to bite your tongue, because I am someone, and you don't speak for me.

1913 days ago
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queen bee    

This is so sad! Ms lady pulled a fool on american idol though she could have been a comedian if she had the right people helping her. I pray that her family finds peace and strength through this difficult time. RIP

1913 days ago
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crystal    

This young lady seem to have had some type of promblems, however, its sad she die, and that they found her dead in the streets dead. No one should die like that...God Bless her and her family..........And to the poster who said no one cares..I didnt know her, but I care too, and i am sure she had family, friends and other people who cared for her as well. That was insensitive of you

1913 days ago
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b.brigham    

she was one of a kind who went out and tried to do something she wanted...............i am sad that she died

1913 days ago
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KATHY LOKHART    

NO ONE SPEAKS FOR MY BUT ME, TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY YOU DON'T CARE...HOW SAD.

1913 days ago
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Rock Strongo    

Nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a neverwas game show contestant. A memorial service will be held in the alley behind the Staples Center.

1913 days ago
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Elsi    

Some of you people have no sympathy. Whether you care or not she had family who loved her. R.I.P.

1913 days ago
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my2cents    

SHE!????????? Who says?

1913 days ago
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Lance Uppercut    

First the Taco Bell chiwawa, now this! I have no more tears to cry!

1913 days ago
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Scott    

This is truly sad. While she was never going to be Idol material, I do think she had talent. I also think, based on some of the stand up comedy videos she posted on Funny or Die, she was very troubled. I think she saw more hell in her short life then most of us ever want to see - and she, like so many others, went with Idol hoping it would be her ticket out. Maybe she was crazy, maybe she was a genius, or maybe both. Either way I hope heaven is a nicer place for her than this world ever was. RIP Alexis.

1913 days ago
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