Country music singer Kate Cook, discovered on Australian Idol 2009 has died, aged just 36.
The Queensland singer went missing on Sunday evening when she wandered off from her Lowood home into the mountains, the Weekly Times reported.
Friends alerted police, concerned about her mental state and a search found her body in bushland on Monday morning.
Police are reportedly not treating her death as suspicious.
Cook made it to the top six on the Australian Idol in 2009, the final season for the show won by Stan Walker.
Fellow singer Casey Barnes, said on social media, “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.”