After a long and valiant struggle with brain cancer, “American Idol” winner David Cook’s brother Adam died at 1 a.m. this morning at a hospice in Terre Haute, IN.
A family friend told RadarOnline.com exclusively, “Adam passed away peacefully. “He was surrounded by his family, including his wife Kendra, his children, his father and his step-mom, among others.”
David was rushing back on a jet when his beloved brother died. “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.”
But Adam, 36, rallied briefly after that…and David returned to his concert tour.
“He took a turn for the worse this weekend and David rushed to get home.” But sadly he couldn’t make it in time.