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American Idol: David Cook’s Brother Has Passed Away

May 04, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick

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Last Saturday, David Cook’s brother Adamlost hiseleven year battle with brain cancer. David announced Adam’s passing on Sunday, while in Washington D.C. for the 12th Annual Race for Hope, which benefits finding a cure for the disease. Keep reading for more information and how you can contribute to David’s Race for Hope team…

According to a Cook family source, David was on route to visit his brother when he passed. However, David was able to visit a couple weeks ago, after cancelling some shows on his tour. The source said, “The family thought that Adam would go much sooner than this, actually. That’s why David left his tour a few weeks back so that he could be with Adam. They said their goodbyes then.”

The reigningAmerican Idol, whowas also the honorary chairman at the Race for Hope,said, “Like everybody here, I’m affected by this disease. I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor. I couldn’t imagine… I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now. I lost one today, but I’ve gained 9,000 and I will be here every year that they will have me.”

David’s brother Adam was a 36 year oldlawyer, who leaves behind his wife Kendra and their children. While David was a contestant on American Idol, members of his hometown raised money in order to fly Adam out to see David perform, which was the week he sang Mariah Carey’s Always Be My Baby. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, fans can make donations to David’s Race for Hope Team from now through Sept. 30, 2009.

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