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Michael Johns, Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist, Dead at 35

Michael Johns, a singer-songwriter and former “American Idol” finalist, has died at the age of 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.

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