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 residence on the age of 41, his household introduced.

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

A press release stated: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was discovered unresponsive in mattress in his residence 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 loss of life is unknown at this stage whereas medical examinations proceed.

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

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – who was often 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 have been divorced a number of years later.

In 2010, he spoke to Whats up! journal a couple of automobile crash through which he broke his neck.

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 closing.

A couple of 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 function as he was forged in a brand new manufacturing of Carmen at London’s O2 Area.

He took on the principal function 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 function of Chicago’s scheming lawyer Flynn, he stated he had primarily based his portrayal of the character on his previous 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 lots of Simon Cowell in Billy Flynn by way of the way in which he approaches issues and I recognise that by way of the character.”

He credited Cowell with persuading him to tackle the function 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 good friend and to have the ability to have dinner with him.”


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