Australian Idol contestant Kate Cook has been found dead.
The 36-year-old, who made it into the top six on the reality show in 2009, was found in bushland near her Queensland home on Monday morning.
According to Nine.com.au, Cook was discovered after concerned friends contacted police following her disappearance on Sunday night.
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Cook’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
Since the news of her death broke, former Australian Idol contestants and fans have paid tribute to the late country music singer.
“This is the Kate Cook I remember and loved,” musician Casey Barnes who appeared on the show in 2009 wrote.
“We were only just talking about trying to organise a ten year Idol reunion later this year… you were a breath of fresh air and such a beautiful person inside and out,” he added.
“Hope you’re up there with your Mum now mate. Love ya.”
This is the Kate Cook I remember and loved. We were only just talking about organising a ten year Idol reunion this year… you were such a beautiful person inside & out. Absolutely gutted but hope you’re up there with your Mum now ???????? pic.twitter.com/CPvjz0khIK
— CASEY BARNES (@Casey_Barnes) March 4, 2019