I was a huge Elliott Yamin fan. I think he was my favorite in all the years of American Idol. In listening to some of his songs recently I am still surprised he was third behind Katherine McPhee and Taylor Hicks. I really don't enjoy either one of them. If you loved Elliott as I did, you also could not help but love his mother. Their relationship was a joy to watch. Elliott's mother, Claudette Yamin, died a week ago at the age of 65. My thoughts go out to Elliott and his family.