Darius Danesh useless: Pop Idol and West Finish star dies aged 41

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ormer Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been discovered useless in his US condo on the age of 41, his household introduced.

The singer and actor was present in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – though the reason for dying stays unknown.

An announcement stated: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was discovered unresponsive in mattress in his condo room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced useless within the afternoon by the native medical experts’ workplace.

“The native police division have confirmed that there have been no indicators of intent or suspicious circumstances. The reason for his sudden dying is unknown at this stage whereas medical examinations proceed.

“We ask that you simply kindly respect our needs for privateness right now while we come to phrases with the tragic lack of our son and brother.”

Darius Danesh initially shot to fame on ITV present Popstars in 2001

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The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – who was generally known as Darius Danesh when he made his first bid for fame in ITV present Popstars in 2001 – additionally appeared on the primary Pop Idol, which was received by Will Younger.

He went on to forge a profitable stage profession, showing in Chicago as Billy Flynn in two runs of the manufacturing, in addition to Guys And Dolls, Gone With The Wind and extra within the West Finish.

He lived within the US and located love with Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, whose movies embody sci-fi hit Species.

The couple married in 2011 on the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, however divorced a number of years later in 2018.

In 2010, he spoke to Howdy! journal a couple of automotive crash wherein he broke his neck.

Darius Danesh was married to actress Natasha Henstridge from 2011 till 2018

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The singer had been a passenger in a Porsche when it hit a wall at 70mph after skidding on oil throughout a sunshine break in Spain.

After coming third in Pop Idol in 2010, he went on to win the primary collection of ITV’s Popstar To Operastar contest, beating Bernie Nolan of the Nolan Sisters in an in depth ultimate.

Just a few months after his win on the ITV present, which featured Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon as judges, he landed his first main opera position as he was forged in a brand new manufacturing of Carmen at London’s O2 Area.

He took on the principal position of toreador Escamillo within the manufacturing, for a one-off efficiency which marked the primary ever opera on the venue on the time.

In 2011, talking about reprising the position of Chicago’s scheming lawyer Flynn, he stated he had based mostly his portrayal of the character on his outdated mentor and Pop Idol decide, Simon Cowell.

Campbell starred reverse Ugly Betty star America Ferrera within the musical set in prohibition-era Chicago, and stated: “He’s the consummate businessman and an exquisite man and there’s a whole lot of Simon Cowell in Billy Flynn when it comes to the best way he approaches issues and I recognise that when it comes to the character.”

He credited Cowell with persuading him to tackle the position in Chicago within the first place.

He stated: “I’m extremely grateful for the experiences I’ve had and all of the alternatives that it opened up and to have the ability to name Simon Cowell a pal and to have the ability to have dinner with him.”


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