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Entertainment Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh dies aged 41

21:01  16 august  2022
21:01  16 august  2022 Source:   hellomagazine.com

Moment Darius shot to fame with cringeworthy rendition of Britney Spears' Hit Me Baby One More Time

  Moment Darius shot to fame with cringeworthy rendition of Britney Spears' Hit Me Baby One More Time Darius made his first bid for fame in ITV show Popstars in 2001 with his rendition of Britney Spears' Baby One More Time, but the judges were not at all impressed.Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh was found dead in his US apartment room at the age of 41.

Singer and actor Darius Danesh, who rose to fame on ITV talent show Pop Idol, has sadly died at the age of 41.

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His family confirmed the news with a statement that reads: 'It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

"Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiner's office.

It added that the local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances and the cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage.

Heartbreaking call reveals moment Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive in bed

  Heartbreaking call reveals moment Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive in bed A heartbreaking call has shed light on the moment former Pop Idol contestant Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive in his US apartment on August 11, as tributes flow for the Scottish singer and actorFormer Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius, who was 41, tragically died at his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on August 11.


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"We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother," it concluded.

The Scottish-born singer became a household name in the early noughties after appearing on the British talent competition Popstars before making it all the way to the final of Pop Idol.

While he finished behind Will Young and Gareth Gates, he blew viewers away with his voice and went on to sign a record deal with producer Steve Lillywhite. His debut single, Colourblind, was released in 2002 and shot straight to number one in the UK.

He later became a West End star, appearing in musicals such as Chicago and Guys and Doll before moving to the US with his wife Natasha Henstridge in 2011.

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Will Young finally breaks silence on sudden death of Darius Danesh in tribute to Pop Idol star .
Pop Idol winner Will Young has paid tribute to his co-contestant Darius Danesh following his sudden death aged 41The 43-year-old singer who rose to fame with Darius on the 2001/2002 series of Pop Idol, took to social media to pay tribute to his fellow finalist.

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