American Idol' Finalist Michael Johns Dead at Age 35

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Michael Johns, the Australian blue-eyed soul crooner of American Idol Season 7, has died at age 35. While the singer's family has not yet issued an official cause-of-death statement, sources have told The Hollywood Reporter it was a blood clot in his ankle. Johns is the firstIdol top 10 finalist to pass away in the show's 13-season history.

    "It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns. No other details will b avail atthis time. Please respect the privacy of Mike's family and friends as we know u will. Members and admin of @mjohnsonline pass on their prayers," the administrator for Johns's website tweeted Saturday, confirming the tragic news.

    Johns was born in Perth, Australia, in 1978, and he moved to the States in 1997. There, he fronted the rock bands Film and the Rising, the latter of which signed to Madonna's Maverick Records in 2002. After that deal, and a second solo deal with Columbia, fell through, Johns tried out for American Idol in July 2007, when he was 28, and he made the show's top 10 the following year.

    From the start of his Idol run, the charismatic Johns was one of the standouts and heartthrobs of Season 7, wowing fans with his soulful covers of Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, and Dolly Parton songs and his resemblance to rock icons like Jim Morrison and Michael Hutchence. Even in a competitive season featuring the likes of David Cook, David Archuleta, Jason Castro, Brooke White, and Carly Smithson, many viewers thought Johns had a good chance to win the show.

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    His favorite song was.."Another One Bites the Dust." Too Early??
     
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    First of all, the guy was Australian, so he never should have been on AMERICAN Idol.
    And second of all, nobody was better than David Cook that year. NOBODY :fil:

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    dont mind me i just looking for my bag of giving a shit....

    nope cant find it, looks like im all outta shits to give
     
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    Died from a blood clot in the ankle? Man what a PUSSY!
     
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    Howard related? :dontknow: Did he have a girthy kawk?
     
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    AI is even worse than AGT
     
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    :hilarious: nope
     
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    Ruff E. Pup still alive @44
     
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    his ankle was his achilles heel
     
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    I instantly heard the music from "So you had a bad day..."