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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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Pixie    

Oh man! I can't believe that! Just yesterday I was playing with my boyfriend and somehow this girl crossed my mind while goofing around,and I end it up saying to my BF: "Take it,take it,take it (of course i gave him both fingers too :$) scary! o_O

1853 days ago
47.

KD    

Sad. I am seeing reports that she was hit by a car. RIP Glitter Girl

1853 days ago
48.

Patty Pecora    

I was hoping she would replace Ryan Seacrest next season - DAMN!

1853 days ago
49.

Arlene    

Oh no... poor girl! I really liked her and felt sorry for her at the same time. She wasn't bad as a singer, was obviously really bright and had a great sense of humor, just evidently troubled & misguided (probably frustrated more than anything else). She could have to somewhere if given a chance.
RIP Alexis
yehi zichra baruch.

1853 days ago
50.

Karly    

And the autopsy results are????

1853 days ago
51.

Vall    

TMZ should do their homework before posting a story. She was struck and killed by a car in Seaside Heights NJ - NOT found dead in Allentown Pa. This girl was a character and even thought she didn't make it to the stage, I think American Idol liked her as a person. Her ranting was good for ratings and entertainment. My condolences to her mother. She must be heartbroken.

1853 days ago
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Tmzreader 230490    

She died in Seaside Heights, NJ, not Allentown.

1853 days ago
53.

Wiz    

This woman was NOT "found dead early this morning in Allentown, PA." Indeed, she is dead. But, she died 200 miles away from Allentown, PA. She actually died in Seaside Heights, NJ. She, "was struck by a car and killed in Seaside Heights early Saturday morning in an apparent homicide, authorities said."

Here's the REAL news story: http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990725022


1853 days ago
54.

jack    

number 16- she is a crack white man walking trash whore-noone cares she is dead and tmz she was not an idol contestant she was an idol tryout-she was never on the show-okay so that makes her even less important-shes not worth the mud shes buried in-trash crack basement one bedroom crack whore

1853 days ago
55.

diana    

I truly remember her. The chick is nuts. You could tell then that she was hooked on something.

Sorry for her and her family.

1853 days ago
56.

Ronald    

Seaside NJ is a dangerous place full of drunks and drugs.
The poor young lady has to lose her life to a drunk driver.
May she rest in peace.

1853 days ago
57.

JMCDMB3    

First off she was obviously very ill. I wonder if this behavior had an effect on her education/job search. I wouldn't want to hire someone to care for animals that acts lke this, esspecially on national television. RIP

1853 days ago
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Kris    

I think it's horrible that most of you are calling her crazy. She's not. She was trying to get into comedey, no to mention she had the balls to get up and try in front of the judges. I'd like to know how many jerkoffs posting mean comments about her could do that. ;3

My thoughts and prayers go out to Alexis Cohen's family. This truly is sad, because she had such a different and special personality.

1853 days ago
59.

HotDog    

She was never "Victorious" RIP

1852 days ago
60.

minky    

its always sad when someone dies. hey she made an achievement when u think about it. look at us, watching her so lots of people did c u babes. r.i.p babes love minky x

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