GUILTY NJ - Alexis Cohen, 25, killed in hit & run, Seaside Heights, 25 July 2009

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  1. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    A New Jersey web site is reporting an Allentown woman who made a name for herself on American Idol is dead. According to app.com, Alexis Cohen was found dead around 4:00 Saturday morning in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

    http://wfmz.com/view/?id=1235979&title=Former%20American%20Idol%20Contestant%20From%20Allentown%20Found%20Dead%20In%20NJ

    Former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, famous for her defiance of the show's judges, was killed in the early morning Saturday in Seaside Heights after being hit by a car, police said.
    Cohen, 25, was found lying unconscious on Dupont Avenue at about 4 a.m., said Deputy Police Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
    Autopsy reports show her death was caused by injuries to the head, abdomen and chest, he said. Her death has been listed as vehicular homicide.
    "Everything is under investigation. Nobody is in custody," he said.


    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/former_american_idol_contestan.html
     
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  3. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    OMG, is this the girl that always gave the finger and cursed a lot? I thought she was pretty good and did sound a lot like Joplin. My prayers to her family.
     
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    songline New Member

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    I thought she was a better singer than they gave her credit for. Actually, I liked her individualism. However, she lost me with the finger throwing and the profanities...very unprofessional.

    Rest in peace Alexis.
     
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    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I caught her first audition on youtube and thought she was hilarious. I admired her refusal to give up and her determination to be a success. She was enrolled in school in hopes of becoming a vet. She and her mom lived in a studio apartment in a ramshackle house in a ghetto section of Allentown, PA. This girl had definitely gone to the school of hard knocks but she had a resilient spirit and a lot of guts. I read that her brief appearance on AI gave her a kind of notoriety that led to some TV and radio appearances and a performance in Times Square (I think that's where it was). She did have that Joplinesque whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, although I agree that she wasn't star material.

    I hope her killer is identified and prosecuted to the fullest. The world needs more folks like Alexis who march to their own beat and refuse to give up!
     
  9. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    New Jersey man charged in Alexis Cohen death

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man on charges stemming from an accident that claimed the life of an "American Idol" contestant from Allentown at the New Jersey shore on Saturday.

    Daniel Bark is charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The 23-year-old is from Toms River.

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    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-cohen-arrest-072709-cn,0,1683310.story
     
  10. akashana

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    I'm glad he was arrested, but hope the charges are soon upgraded. That's pretty mild considering that she is dead.
     
  11. Gozgals

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    I too thought she lacked professionalism when she did not get through the audition. She seemed to be a bit off.

    I'm sure the charges will be upgraded soon.

    May she RIP and blessings to her family. Very sad..

    Goz
     
  12. akashana

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    Yeah, she was a bit off, I agree, but I liked her spunk and thefact that she wasn't a cookie-cutter type. Definitely not AI material though. At first they suggested she start a 60s cover band and I think that would've been a good fit for her. A tragic loss of life for sure. RIP, Alexis!
     
  13. PrayersForMaura

    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    I really see no need to judge the poor girl, she is dead after all. :(

    No one walked a mile in her shoes and whether or not you agree with how she handled herself is a mute point.
    The story is that she was hit about 300 feet from her car and from safety and left to die in the road. She could've lived if the coward would've called 911.

    That's the person with the real problem.

    How could you leave someone to die on the road? Just awful.

    My prayers are with her mom. I hope she is able to find some peace, but know that with death in the family, you never get over it.

    RIP, Alexis.
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From November 2011:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...d-death-american-idol-tryout-article-1.983977

     

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