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David Cook's Brother Dies Of Cancer

David Cook's Brother Dies Of Cancer

American Idol champ David Cook‘s older brother Adam has passed away after an 11-year battle with brain cancer.

David announced the sad news about his 36-year-old brother on Sunday at the Race for Hope 5K fund-raising race in Washington D.C.

“Like everybody here, I’m affected by this disease,” he told the crowd at the event, which raised money to support finding a cure for brain cancer. “I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now. I lost one today, but I gained 9,000, and I will be here every year that they will have me.”

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    AWWWW rest in peace , cancer is evil

  • amy

    RIP x

  • celebrityobsessed.

    Awww :(
    Sad news.

  • marley

    Rest in peace, Adam.

  • ariana

    thats really awful

    best wishes to him and his family

  • lalalove

    My condolences to him and his family.

  • Garnetstar

    RIP Adam. thoughts and prayers got out to his family.

    heart breaking video of David announcing the passing of his brother

    He tries to be funny but he can’t hold back the sadness

  • G

    36 is too young to die, man or woman. It’s the prime of life and to lose everything? It’s tragedy. Stand up to cancer, people. We need a cure and we need real progress. Donate to cancer research programs and raise the flag in your neighborhood to clean up contaminated sites, air quality, water quality and public health. All these factors have been proven to raise cancer risk. We can save thousands of lives this way.

  • nicole

    RIP Adam. My prayers are with David and his family.

  • Amy

    I was a David Archie fan and didn’t like David Cook, but this is so sad!!! :( RIP Adam Cook, only good thoughts to the family.

  • Lexi Blackman

    I lost my mom to brain cancer I know how you feel David!

  • gitaIndo

    Deepest condolences…. RIP Adam Cook

  • andrea

    My condolences to him and his family. [2]

  • andamentothat

    Deepest condolences.. David .. Stay strong.

  • mrsefron.

    thats so sad, no one deserves that !



  • Max

    Very sad. My condolences.
    What a beautiful thing David did today, running with those survivors and fighters… as an inspiration to fight cancer!
    Lets all unite against cancer.

  • mike

    Very sad when the latest data suggests this may be a thing of the past.Take a look at for the the latest data on vitamin d and cancer prevention and possibly treatment as well.

  • Caitlin

    RIP Adam
    My prayers are with David and his family

  • joeysgirl

    David my prayers are with you and your family. You´re always be my Idol. I love you…best wishes…

  • zanessa4everrr!

    OMG this is so sad.
    i wasnt expecting this
    my heart goes out to david and his family
    RIP Adam Cook

  • zanessa4everrr!

    OMG this is so sad.
    i wasnt expecting this
    my heart goes out to david and his family
    RIP Adam Cook

  • cathygooey

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You and Adam inspired many.

  • naomi

    so sad.

  • Ari

    R.I.P Adam…David and family, you are in my thoughts.

    I am a survivor, so David you have 9,001 now =)

    Cancer sucks…awful murderous disease…

  • VICTORIA # 1

    Sorry for your loss also, ” LEXI.” Adam adored his brother and tried to come to as many concerts as he could. That was a long and hard battle he fought, and now he is at peace.
    Agree ” G “, Number # 8. When my second son passed away from leukemia at the age of 9.5, St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tn. asked all those questions about the environment. Like, ” do we use well water “, ” how far do we live from an industrial site” ” list all of your cleaning products ” ” did we own a cat “, ” did we live on a farm “, ” did our children play in a lake or river “, ” or eat fish caught in these lakes or rivers “…They were desperate for answers.
    At that time ( 1980′s ) Louisiana was the Number 1 state for childhood cancers. Most cancers WERE states from the south…Who knows? The water ? One Doctor thought so.
    Did NOT mean to lecture or scare, so I apologize. This is such a scarey illness. Please help and donate in your area to fight childhood and adult cancers of any type, before it strikes someone you love and adore. Remember, it is not contagious, and most of the time, it does NOT run in the family. Get out and fight this, please.
    God Bless you and your family David !!!!

  • Ashley

    OMG, It broke my heart to hear the news!
    Rest in Peace, Adam Cook.

  • dholmas

    So sad. I have lost my parents and some friends to cancer. My thoughts are with he and his family at this time.

  • K

    Rest in Peace, Adam.
    David’s been amazing supporting him, condolences and prayers..

  • ********

    My condolences and prayers to the cook family:(

  • sonyboy

    RIP Adam :(

  • alison

    I’m so sorry to hear that . I lost my son, five years ago, to a traumatic brain injury (TBI)……so AWFUL!!

  • Kirsty

    RIP Adam, my thoughts are with the Cook Family.


  • Ranny

    rest in peace Adam Cook :( My prayers will always be with their family

  • emma

    So sad…..:(

    RIP Adam

  • http://myspace Mischa’s momma

    I had a very close friend loose there brother to brain cancer as well, its never an easy thing but you will make it and know he is in a much better place.

  • Lorraine

    Condolences, David. May be rest in peace! Carry on doing your great work! xxx

  • Julia

    I was at that race, and i met him and got his autograph! but i had noooo idea, until after. he was so nice, and i feel terrible. RIP Adam Cook

  • Laura Murphy

    I lost my brother in November 08′ to cancer, the day, before his birthday. He suffered for years, and is now with God. I feel your pain, but just remember his pain and sufffering are over, and he is with our lord and savior.


  • anon

    My heart goes out to David and his family. May his brother rest in peace.

  • k

    i know exactly how he feels. i’ve lost my aunt, and my Papa to cancer. yes…#1, it is evil.

  • lee

    RIP Adam. Your light will always live on through the love of your brother and family and all of those who were touched by that love.

  • adam (not adam cook)

    adam cook, rest in peace ! :(( btw, condolence to the cook family :) be strong, david ! ily :) PLEASE GIVE MORE SUPPORT TO DAVID :)

  • martha

    Dear cook family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Adam. David i’m sorry to hear that you are having a hard time i’m sorry to hear about your loss. Keep on making music Adam would be so proud to hear you go on with your career.
    I love you David.

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    That’s sad! At least he won’t have to suffer any longer.

  • Paige

    May God be with the Cook family. Cancer totally sucks!!! But, I agree at least he is with God, no longer suffering. Keep making great music David.

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