(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."