Reigning American Idol David Cook fought through last year’s competition while living through his brother Adam’s struggle with brain cancer. David would never have tried out without Adam’s prodding…they both auditioned and David ended up taking the whole contest.

Sadly, after battling cancer for more than a decade, Adam died on Saturday. David announced the news Sunday morning before the 12th annual Race for Hope 5K in Washington, D.C.

“I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now,” Cook, 26, told the crowd at the benefit for brain cancer research.”

Cook was both serving as grand marshal and running with a team that raised $98,000. Our condolences and prayers go out for the Cook family.



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