Michael Johns, Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist, Dead at 35
The news of the artist's death was confirmed via Twitter by an administrator of Johns’ official fansite.
“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 at this time,” the user @SedzOz wrote. “Please respect the privacy of Mike's family and friends as we know u will.Members and admin of @mjohnsonline pass on their prayers.”
Melinda Doolittle, a fellow former “American Idol” finalist, also tweeted out her condolences. Johns finished in eight place in the show's seventh season, which finished in 2008.
Johns, according to TMZ, died out a blood clot in his ankle.