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Adam Cook

Born: 1973-00-00 - Died: 2009-05-03
Cause of Death:
Brain Tumor


Death Summary: Adam Cook finally succumbed to his disease on May 3, 2009. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 1998 and learned that it had spread to his spine in 2006.

Adam Cook was 36, and is survived by his wife Kendra and their two children.

David Cook announced the death of his brother at the 12th annual Race for Hope 5K in Washington D.C.

Adam Cook ShirtIf you would like to make a donation to the "Adam N. Cook Fund", use the following information, or visit the site where you can also purchase bracelets as well as shirts (you can see it on the right side), and all proceeds go directly to benefiting the Cook family.

Adam N. Cook Fund
c/o Old National Bank
701 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Attn: Vickie Wallace

Simon Cowell, a judge on American Idol, told People that, "I met Adam Cook a few times at American Idol. He was an incredible guy, and right now my thoughts are with David and his family".

Who was Adam Cook : Cook was the older brother of David Cook, winner of American Idol 2008.

Cook, who was a Terre Haute, Indiana lawyer, flew to L.A. during the American Idol taping to see his brother perform... even though he was in the middle of extensive chemotherapy.

The flight cost about $80,000, and was paid for by friends and a local councilman. The flight was a chartered medical jet with medical staff on hand.

Did you know: David Cook's guitar reads "AC" which stands for Adam Cook.
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89 Signatures in Adam Cook's guestbook

  1. Ian P. Says:

    God Bless the cook family through this time. Adam went down fighting he’s with god now your family is in my prayers.

  2. Nathan P. Says:

    Sorry for your loss

  3. David P. Says:

    Our entire family watched last year as your very heart and soul poured out to everyone, but most especially to your brother. I shudder to think of what you and your family have been through for such a long time. From our family to you and yours, we bid you God’s peace through this incredibly challenging time. When we first had the chance to buy your first CD release, we could hear the same love for your brother pulsing throughout every note. As the last of my family members to sign here, I can safely say that we all believe you to be one of the classiest men on the planet, and we all are praying for God’s peace to be mightily with you and yours.

  4. Margie Sgrillo Says:

    David,
    My prayers are with you and your family. You now have an angel watching over you while you go thru the journey called life. One day at a time.

  5. Traci Allen Says:

    David, you show great courage, love and selflessness by still attending the Race for Hope after loosing your brother. I’ve had two aunts pass from brain tumors. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong!

  6. Patty Smith Says:

    To the Cook family-
    I watched you all during American Idol 2008 and fell in love with your family. Your grace, love, and courage during trying times has been inspiring to all who have followed David’s incredible journey . I think that Adam is looking down on all of you and feeling blessed for having such a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. He is looking down at you and encouraging you to keep fighting. My prayers are with you.
    May he be watching over you,
    Patty

  7. Linda Says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Just try to remember how happy you made him when you won Idol. I’m sure he was very proud.

  8. Joshua Metzger Says:

    RIP Adam Cook

  9. kevin haines Says:

    David very sorry for your lost

  10. kevin haines Says:

    David very sorry for your loss

  11. gina acampora Says:

    words can hardly express how sad i am for you and your family david. your brother will always be with you,forever your guardian angel. hang in there and continue to make him proud, your all in my prayers!!

  12. Judy Gregg Says:

    I feel so sad for your loss.The Cook family will always be in my prayers.

  13. Lauren and Barbara Says:

    David, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. carol samhoun Says:

    David, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.
    The love between you two was so sincere. He may not be here physically but he will always be in your heart. Rest in peace Adam. David- always remember that you now have a true angel in heaven that is watching over you. You can keep your brother very much alive with all the great things you do. May God bless you and your Family.

  15. kevin brickey Says:

    my heart go out u all

  16. Mary Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you, David, can turn Adam’s death into something positive–The Adam N. Cook fund, and the race. You, his family, and all who knew and loved him will be in the prayers of thousands of people worldwide. Perhaps God led you to American Idol to give you a way to aid in the research for cancer. God be with you all. Your brother was an incredible person.
    With Love and Sincerity,
    Mary.

  17. theresa naugle Says:

    thoughts and prayers to the cook family, i konow what it’s like losing a family member to cancer, i lost my dad and grandma. one day at a time it will get easier, but you will never forget them!!!

  18. Nina Says:

    To David and family,
    I saw your concert at Sunfest Saturday… and David, YOU ROCKED!! Then Sunday night I read the news that Adam had died and I wanted to say how sorry I was that he lost his battle with brain cancer. I remember how touching and emotional it was for the two of you when you won American Idol. It was evident that Adam was so very proud of you, and you so proud of your big brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Adam won’t be very far… he will live on in your hearts forever.

  19. Connie Sanders Says:

    May God bless you and keep you in His loving care during this time of grief. David, what a blessing to be able to give back to such a worthy cause as the Race For Hope that took place in Washington, DC. My father is now battling neuro-endocrine cancer and is living with me, so I am truly grateful for the opportunities we have to help each other . I pray that peace surrounds your entire family at this time. May the love of all your friends and fans be ever present. Love your music, David!!!

  20. MIRIAM KIERSZ Says:

    IM STILL SHOCKED!!!I WAS AT SUNFEST HANDLING YOUR CD AT SECOND ROW.YOU HAVE COMPASSION AND HUMILITY IN YOUR HEART.I HAD A DAUGHTER WHO DIED AND MY SON HAS A SEIZURE DISORDER AND NEED BRAIN SURGERY..I UNDERSTAND DEEPLY WHAT YOU MEANT IN PERMANENT`THE HELL YOU ARE`AND ALWAYS BE MY BABY,THAT I FELT YOU SONG FOR ADAM.RESPECT YOURSELF,AND YOUR FAMILY…WORKING OR GRIEVING THE WAY YOU NEED MAKING NOISE AS YOU TOLD IN RACE FOR HOPE.YOU ARE A GREAT MAN,RIP ADAM,MIRIAM KIERSZ

  21. margie kelly Says:

    david, i am so sorry for the loss of your brother, hold onto the memories of him forever.He’ll always be with you!

  22. Holly Says:

    I remember seeing your brother come up on stage on American Idol and how close the two of you were. I cried that night b/c I thought of my dad who was sick with leukemia and who I lost a few years ago to a teminal illness. I now work for a hospice who helps families cope with the dying process that their loved ones are going through and make each day they have left lived in comfort and to the fullest it can be. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care and keep singing for Adam…..and for David!

  23. Mickey Martin Says:

    David, I followed you and your quest to help your brother. I am so sorry for your loss, my father passed from brain cancer. God bless you and Adam too.

  24. Valerie McGarry Says:

    To the Cook family…I feel your loss as you say goodbye to a father,husband,brother and son.Maybe Adam would not be known to the world, if not for Idol…but his fight and determination to battle his affliction as long as he did makes HIM a idol in my eyes.It really speaks of the character of the man to make the flight to come and support David,despite the pain and difficulties he must have had. My deepest condolenses to his wife,children and family. I too have lost loved ones to cancer and I am so sorry for your loss.The Lord is there to give comfort and support,never forget His love.

  25. C Hoeffs Says:

    Dear Cook Family, My prayers are with you all. My husband has Brain Cancer as well. Adam has brought awareness to this disease. I hope and pray that someday the cure will be found in both of your names. God Bless.

  26. KrystalRose Says:

    David and Family, All of You are in my prayers. And Our Lord will hold You close to his heart and keep you there thru this time of Your loss. God Bless each one of You.

  27. DeeDee McCormick Says:

    I know there are no words that can take the pain away. Only time…

  28. Jessica Pater Says:

    David Cook i am so sorry for the loss of you brother:( you r a really good singer!!!!

  29. patti Says:

    sorry for your loss, your family and friends are in our hearts and prayers.

  30. Rhonda R. Maddux Says:

    Oh David, I am so sorry; I know your heart is breaking. You and your family, Adam’s wife, children, friends, you are on our hearts and in our prayers today. Love Rhonda Maddux in Texas

  31. Julie Says:

    I don’t know what to say… My beloved Mum was just diagnosed in April with a Glioblastoma… my thoughts are with you and yours…

    Julie

  32. Покровский Says:

    Около 3х лет вплотную интересуюсь этим направлением и думаю ваши мысли достаточно необоснованными

  33. Утёсов Says:

    Чуть больше 3х лет стабильно работаю над этой проблемой и думаю ваши мысли немного несерьезными

  34. Kylie Turland Says:

    i just wonted to say im sorry curtis is so HOT!!!

  35. Sarah Says:

    i dont know you but sorry

  36. marini bestarie Says:

    You are the great brother of David…RIP,Mr Cook..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F8LJU5EgSY&feature=share

  37. Crystal Dennis Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My husband just passed away from a brain tumor. He was only sick for 2 and a half months. He was 30 years old. Thinking of you.

  38. Mia Says:

    I don’t know who you are but I’m sorry for everything. hehe 😀

  39. Saindoux Sioux Says:

    I wish that Claude Levasseur from Montreal,Saint-Leonard district to get brain or lung or bones tumor,he smoked during many years he is easyly angry upset by simpleton facts.
    His spririt are sick and mentally gravely disorder.


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