Tragic celebrity death: Former Australian Idol Star Kate Cook dead at 36

- 3/05/2019
Another celebrity death in 2019. In a shocking tragedy, former Australian Idol contestant and country singer Kate Cook has been found dead.

Cook, who appeared on the singing competition show in 2009, was found dead by authorities in a wooded area near her home in Lowood, Queensland Monday morning, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. She was 36.
Australian idol contestant Kate Cook

Those close to her saw the warning signs. Prior to her death, friends of the late musician reported her missing to local police at around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, telling authorities they were worried about her mental state.

Kate Cook's Australian Idol Journey and Aftermath

She became popular from her first performance. During her time on Australian Idol, Cook captivated audience members and viewers with her musical talent, guitar skills and down-to-earth character.

However, as she revealed in her first audition, her life had been marred by tragedy and she had struggled emotionally.

When she auditioned, Cook sang a song she wrote titled “Make You Stay” — a piece of work she dedicated to her mother, who committed suicide just two days before Cook’s 17th birthday.

“Two days before I turned 17 my younger sister and I found her. She committed suicide, so it was pretty tough,” Cook bravely told Marcia Hines, Kylie Sandilands and Ian Dickson at the time.

“I’ve had a long road to sort of find myself after being lost for a long time. So I sort [of] found myself through strength and music.”

The song grew quite popular and even landed on the Country Music Channel charts.

Cook previously revealed her love for music was something she inherited from her mother.

“Mum always played the guitar and when I was 10 years old she taught me a couple of chords,” Cook told The Queensland Times.

“After that, I was always taking the guitar out to the paddock to play, which later developed into a passion for songwriting.”

Her passion for music and her moving life story helped her make it to the Top 6 on Australian Idol. However, she was eliminated shortly after.

After Australian Idol, Cook went on to tour clubs and bars throughout Australia.

Cook admitted that success was a struggle after she was eliminated from the Australian Idol contest.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious.

Source: People
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