This is a case of Idol-ization gone very wrong. The American Idol judge was stalked for months by a former contestant named Paula Goodspeed before the stalker was found dead in her car near Abdul's home. Police ruled it a suicide. Prescription pills along with pictures and CDs of Abdul were found in the car. But it wasn't exactly good riddance for the compassionate judge, who claimed she was "shocked and saddened" by the suicide and that her "heart goes out to [Goodspeed's] family."