Pop idol singer Darius Danesh found dead in apartment aged 41


Former pop idol contestant and theater star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead at his US home at the age of 41.

The singer and actor was found lifeless in Rochester, Minnesota on August 11 – although the cause of death is unknown.

His family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was found unresponsive in bed at his Rochester, Minnesota apartment on August 11 and was pronounced dead by the local coroner’s office that afternoon.

“The local police department has confirmed that there was no evidence of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this time while medical investigations continue.

“We ask that you respect our wishes for privacy at this time as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.”

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – who was known as Darius Danesh when he first tried for fame on an ITV show pop stars in 2001 – also appeared on the first pop idolwhich was won by Will Young.

To pop idolCampbell turned down Danesh Simon Cowell’s offer of a record deal and signed with producer Steve Lillywhite, whose credits include U2 and the Rolling Stones.

His debut single, colorblindwas released in July 2002 and went straight to #1, marking the beginning of a string of top 10 releases.

He forged a successful stage career and performed in Chicago as Billy Flynn in two runs of the production, as well boys and dolls, Blown by the wind and more in the West End.

Living in the United States, he fell in love with Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, whose films include sci-fi hits species. The couple married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 2011 but divorced a few years later.

In 2010 he spoke with Hi! magazine about a car accident that broke his neck.

Campbell Danesh was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and an Iranian father.

The eldest of three boys, he attended Bearsden Primary School before studying English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Pop idol singer Darius Danesh found dead in apartment aged 41

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