Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star, Darius Campbell Danesh has died on the age of 41, his household has introduced.
The singer and actor was discovered useless in his condominium in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11. However, his reason for demise in Rochester, Minnesota, will not be but identified.
“It is with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh,” a press release issued by his household learn.
“The native police division have confirmed that there have been no indicators of intent or suspicious circumstances. The reason for his sudden demise is unknown at this stage, whereas medical examinations proceed.
“We ask that you simply kindly respect our needs for privateness presently while we come to phrases with the tragic lack of our son and brother.”
Born in Glasgow to a Scottish mom and Iranian father, Campbell Danesh was the eldest of three boys and went to Bearsden Primary School earlier than learning English literature and philosophy on the University of Edinburgh.
He first rose to prominence on the ITV present Popstars in 2001, the place he turned identified for his audition efficiency of Britney’s Baby One More Time.
He later got here third on the primary collection of Pop Idol, which was received by Will Young, and his memorable performances included renditions of Tom Jones’s hit It’s Not Unusual and Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again.
His debut single, Colourblind, was launched in July 2002 and went straight to primary.
The Scottish singer-songwriter later had a profitable theatre profession, showing in West End reveals akin to Chicago, during which he performed Billy Flynn, Guys And Dolls, Gone With The Wind and Funny Girl.
Campbell Danesh starred reverse Ugly Betty star America Ferrera within the musical set in prohibition-era Chicago.
Speaking about his function as Flynn, the actor had beforehand mentioned he primarily based his portrayal of the character on his outdated mentor and Pop Idol decide, Simon Cowell.
“He’s the consummate businessman and an exquisite man and there is plenty of Simon Cowell in Billy Flynn by way of the best way he approaches issues and I recognise that by way of the character,” he mentioned.
In 2011, he married the Canadian actor Natasha Henstridge on the San Ysidro ranch in Santa Barbara, California. They divorced just a few years later.