"American Idol" singer Michael Johns dies at 35

Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music programme said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given. -- PHOTO: FOX
Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music programme said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given. -- PHOTO: FOX

(REUTERS) - Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music programme said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given.

The Australian-born singer finished eighth on Season 7 of the popular music show, according to a report on his death by People Magazine. He then wrote songs for films, documentaries and other artists, according to People.

The Hollywood Reporter said it was believed Johns died as a result of a blood clot that originated in his ankle.

"Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing," said a statement from the Fox network and American Idol on the programme's official Facebook page.

"He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed."

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