Darius Campbell Danesh died of ‘chloroethane inhalation’ – medical examiner

Former Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh has died from “chloroethane inhalation,” the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed.

The singer and actor was found dead in his US apartment, in Rochester, Minnesota, last month at the age of 41.

Autopsy documents obtained by the PA news agency listed “toxic effects of chloroethane” as well as “suffocation” as the cause of his death.

The death was presumed to be an accident by the medical examiner.


The singer and actor was found dead in his US apartment, in Rochester, Minnesota, last month at the age of 41 (PA)

A statement released earlier by Campbell Danesh’s family said local police had found “no sign of suspicious intentions or circumstances”.

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – who was known as Darius Danesh when he first rose to fame on the ITV show Popstars in 2001 – also appeared in the first Pop Idol, Will’s triumph. Young.

After Pop Idol, Campbell Danesh turned down Simon Cowell’s offer to sign a record contract and signed with producer Steve Lillywhite, whose credits include U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Pop Idol contestants Will Young and Gareth Gates paid their respects to the singer after his death was announced, describing him as “driven, courageous and gentle”. .

In a heartfelt tribute, Young, 43, wrote: “Over the past few days my thoughts have been on Darius’ family and will continue to be.

“I found this photo taken a while ago in Pop Idol. If there’s ever been an example of not giving up on your dreams, Darius is at the top.

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“Energy, courage and lightness. My love goes to his family at the moment x”

Gates said Campbell Danesh brought him “closely” during their time on the show and was “like a big brother, always taking care of me”.

“I will miss our conversations. He is one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and gentle souls I am fortunate to know, a soul that lights up every room,” he said in his own tribute.

Music mogul Cowell also paid tribute to the singer, as did Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.

The couple were close friends and were photographed together in Malibu shortly before the singer’s death.

In his own tribute to Campbell Danesh, Butler wrote that he had “an unstoppable passion for life” and “the heart of a lion”.

“For those fortunate enough to have met Darius for more than a few minutes, they were deeply moved by his infectious smile and hard to contain zest for life,” he wrote.

“He was always armed with a smile, a booming voice and a truly warm embrace that few could resist – nor want!

“He is an incredible talent, a singer with a voice that touches your soul and an actor with a great presence.

“But, most importantly, he has the heart of a lion. It is bigger and brighter than the sun and an energy so contagious that he can light up a room in seconds.”

Butler, 52, who is best known for films like 300, Law Abiding Citizen and Olympus Has Fallen and its sequels, added that his friend is motivated to “inspire others to they are better”.

Campbell Danesh’s debut single, Colourblind, was released in July 2002 and went straight to number one, marking the beginning of a series of top releases.

After his death, the song re-entered the music charts and a few days later took the top spot on the iTunes download chart.

Campbell Danesh’s family said in a statement that he was “found unresponsive in bed in the room of his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was declared by the local medical examiner’s office” Dad died in the afternoon.”

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