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"American Idol" singer Michael Johns dies at 35

Published on Aug 3, 2014 10:27 AM
 
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.

 
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