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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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31.

annie's ok    

crazy people are people too.

1862 days ago
32.

Ash    

Who cares? She never got a golden ticket, so her death really doesn't matter.

1862 days ago
33.

Commodore Donald    

Some people are just doomed to die.

1862 days ago
34.

NJ_Luv    

APP.com says she was found in Seaside Heights, NJ, not Allentown, PA... Hence "Ocean County"
Just sayin'...

1862 days ago
35.

Scott    

re: Ash

So because she didn't make it to Hollywood, she doesn't matter? Maybe not to you, but they featured her prominently on not one but two seasons AND brought her in for the finale last year, so she has notoriety as far as the show goes. While I am sad to hear it, I'm glad that TMZ posted this story. Not every Hollywood hopeful gets a happy ending. There might be lessons to learn here for all of us, including you, Ash, so maybe try being a little more compassionate, ok?

1862 days ago
36.

MichaelSavage    

The Police found Propofol Stuffed in her Arse!!!

1862 days ago
37.

willyT    

Appears she died after being hit by a car, so says the autopsy.

1862 days ago
38.

Lori    

Sad! She was too young to die so soon.

1862 days ago
39.

Sammy    

SOME OF YOU PEOPLE THAT COMMENT ON HERE ARE TOTAL JERKS.SHE WAS STILL A PERSON AND I AM SURE HER MOM IS GOING THROUGH HELL RIGHT NOW. SO SMARTEN UP . COULD HAVE BEEN YOU!

1862 days ago
40.

Sammy    

OH BY THE WAY THE DINGBAT THAT CAN'T CORRECTLY SPELL CHIHUAHUA! WHAT A DORK!

1862 days ago
41.

pink floyd    

who the fk cares

1862 days ago
42.

Bigjay66    

Yo...I live right across the bridge from Seaside Heights in NJ where this oaf died. IT almost has to be from one of two things at that age. llegedly it was either Drugs or Booze. They'll know soon enough. Both are available in MEGA amounts in that area especially at night in the summertime.
She did NOT die in Allentown as the TMZ site reported...but she was from Allentown, Pennsyltucky as many of you also noted. For the people who first reported Micheal Jackson's death, you'd think this trivial but necessary piece of information would be correct. All they had to do was check the newspapers locally in EITHER area. She ain't the first to croak from some kind of intoxication...and sadly won't be the last. IF she died of NATURAL causes, then I'm truly sorry. But that area is KNOWN for being like a HUGE Spring Break-type of atmosphere. What a shame. It USED to be fun there. Now it's downright scary.

1862 days ago
43.

Janet    

Hopefully it's just one of those recent "tag! you're dead" things and she's not really dead.

1862 days ago
44.

cherryblossoms    

I actually remember her and I dont watch American Idol that much, it is sad though that she died no matter what she acted like, my condolences to all her family and friends.

1862 days ago
45.

Joanne & Ken Pietuszka    

I thought she was very entertaining. Not a good singing voice, but she was fun to watch. She surely voiced her opinions of the judges.

1862 days ago
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