American Idol Finalist, Michael Johns Dies After Reported Blood Clot
contestant has recently passed away after a blood clot. According to Deadline
, various sources are confirming that Season 7 American Idol
contestant and finalist, Michael Johns
has died from a blood clot in his ankle. Michael Johns
visited a doctor on Thursday and complained of bruising and swelling in his leg, but per the doctor's recommendations he was sent home. The following afternoon, John was found unresponsive in his friend's apartment.
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, originally from Australia, grew up and lived in Atlanta, Georgia from 1998 to 2002, playing in popular Atlanta nightclubs and restraunts. In 2008, he released an album, Hold Back My Heart
and released the single "Heart on My Sleeve
Former American Idol
judge Simon Cowell
said his condolences via Twitter:
's family also released a statement. 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.
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