Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Idol's Danny Gokey Goes Home for Grandfather's Funeral

American Idol hopeful Danny Gokey -- whose wife died less than a year ago -- is now mourning the death of another family member.

The church music director, 28, returned home to Wisconsin over the weekend to attend his grandfather's funeral, according to the Web site, He also attended services at his Milwaukee church, Faith Builders International Ministries, before going to the funeral on Sunday.

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He is now back in Los Angeles, where he will performed on tonight's Idol.

Four weeks before his Idol audition, Gokey's wife Sophia died during surgery for a congenital heart defect.

He has made several references to his late wife on the show, but has insisted he is not trying to win over fans with his sob story.

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