The former Pop Idol contestant star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead in his US apartment room at the age of 41.
It has sadly been confirmed by his family that the singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – although the cause of death remains unknown.
A statement said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office.
“The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.