UPDATED: American Idol Season 7 Contestant Michael Johns Dead At 35
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.02.2014
Due to a blood clot...
UPDATE:TMZ reports that sources close to Johns state that he went to the doctor on Thursday to check out the pain he had been feeling in his ankle. He had swelling and bruising that had moved into his leg. The doctor didn't see any problems, and cleared him to go home. The next afternoon, Johns was found unresponsive on the couch of his friend's apartment. He was dead by the time paramedics arrived.
ORIGINAL: TMZ reports that American Idol season seven finalist Michael Johns passed away yesterday at the age of 35. The death was caused by a blood clot in Johns' ankle. He twisted the ankle earlier and was said to be in a lot of pain. It's believed the injury led to the clot, which killed Johns in his sleep.
He placed eighth in 2008 and continued to record music after he left. He released the album Hold Back My Heart in 2009. He also did a lot of charity work with former Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
Lythgoe said: "He was a great talent and dear friend. My boys and I are devastated."
He married to Stacey Vuduris in 2007. His family said in a statement: "Our family is devastated by the passing of our beloved Michael, a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from all corners of the globe."