‘American Idol’ Contestant Dead at 35

Lauren

I bet you guys remember Michael Johns from ‘American Idol‘ season 7, right? The 35-year old Aussie hottie who placed 8th during that season in 2007. Unfortunately, Michael passed away over the weekend. He was only 35.
According to TMZ, the singer’s death was caused by a blood clot in his ankle. Sources said he had twisted his ankle earlier and was in a great amount of pain, and apparently the ankle injury triggered the clot. TMZ was told that he died in his sleep.

He had done a tremendous amount of charity work with former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe who said, “He was a great talent and dear friend. My boys and I are devastated.”

Johns was married to Stacey Vuduris.  They married in 2007.

The singer’s family says, “Our family is devastated by the passing of our beloved Michael, a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from all corners of the globe.”

RIP Michael.  😦

Photo Credit: Lauren/CBS Radio Houston

Photo Credit: Lauren/CBS Radio Houston

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