‘Pop Idol’ and stage star Darius Campbell Danesh has died aged 41

LONDON (AP) – Performer Darius Campbell Danesh, who went from a British actuality tv present to a stage and music profession, has died at age 41.

The singer’s household stated Tuesday that he was discovered unresponsive in his condo in Rochester, Minnesota on August 11 and was pronounced useless by the native health worker’s workplace.

“The native police division confirmed that there was no signal of intent or suspicious circumstances,” the household stated. “The reason for his sudden loss of life is unknown at this stage though medical exams are ongoing.”

Born in Glasgow to a Scottish mom and an Iranian father, Campbell Danesh appeared on the fact present “Popstars” in 2001, inflicting a stir together with her intense rendition of Britney Spears’ “…Child One Extra Time.”

Later that very same yr he discovered extra success on “Pop Idol”, a rudimentary Simon Cowell reality-talent present hybrid aimed toward discovering a brand new singing star. He got here third behind Gareth Gates and Will Younger however topped the UK charts in 2002 with the only “Colourblind” from his debut album “Dive In”.

Campbell Danesh performed lead roles in musicals, together with West Finish productions of “Chicago” and “Guys and Dolls,” and performed Rhett Butler in a musical stage adaptation of “Gone With the Wind.” The massive-budget present opened in London in April 2008 however closed two months later after poor evaluations and ticket gross sales.

In 2010, she received one other actuality present, “From Popstar to Operastar” and later starred in a manufacturing of “Carmen” at London’s O2 Enviornment.

He broke into Hollywood as a co-executive producer on the 2016 horror movie “Imperium” starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Campbell Danesh married actress Natasha Henstridge in California in 2011; They divorced a number of years later.

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