'Pop Idol' Star Darius Danesh...


'Pop Idol' Star Darius Danesh Dies Aged 41


09:02 17 Aug 2022

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Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead in his US apartment at the age of 41.

The singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11th.

A statement said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

"Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners' office.

"The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.

"We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother."

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor first bid for fame on ITV show Popstars in 2001, before placing third on Pop Idol behind Gareth Gates and Will Young.

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