Tragic news have been revealed, as American Idol star Michael Johns has died at the age of only 35. The star passed away on Friday, it has been revealed. Apparently, the reason of his death was a blood clot in his ankle.
Reports reveal that the singer who became widely famous for the Fox reality series in 2008, died after being taken to the emergency room. Apparently, the star has been complaining about leg pain and was taken to the hospital. The star bruised pretty badly, although he did not hurt his leg. No other details have been revealed at this point.
A statement was released by the star’s family. “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. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and respect our need to grieve privately in this difficult time,” the statement said.
The producers of American Idol also released a statement after the announcement on this tragic news has been revealed. “Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” the statement made by Fox and Idol producers indicated.
A series of messages were posted on social media by people who knew the talented singer. Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson were among those who posted various messages to honor the talented star. In fact, last month, Michael Johns tweeted for fans the fact that he was busy making music for them.
Although Michael Johns became known after his appearance on American Idol, the star remained focused on his musical career after the finale of the show. He also released an album in 2009. Hold Back My Heart actually was a successful project for Michael and his career in music. The star previously revealed on his Twitter that he was making more great music.