Entertainment Weekly reports:
“Like everybody here, I’m affected by this disease. I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor,” Cook said, as you can hear members of the crowd gasping. “I couldn’t imagine… I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now.” David was serving as grand marshal of the event and ran the 3.1 miles in 28 minutes. “I lost one today,” Cook added. “But I’ve gained 9,000 and I will be here every year that they will have me.”
Adam, 36, had been battling cancer for 11 years.
Radar Online reports:
“Adam passed away peacefully. He was surrounded by his family, including his wife Kendra, his children, his father and his step-mom, among others.”
“The family thought that Adam would go much sooner than this, actually,” said the Cook family friend.
“That’s why David left his tour a few weeks back so that he could be with Adam. They said their goodbyes then.”
During last season’s American Idol the residents of Terre Haute raised $45,000 so that Adam who watch his brother perform on stage in Hollywood.