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RIP Darius Danesh – a truly iconic reality show contestant

Darius Danesh has died aged just 41, it was announced this afternoon (Tuesday 16 August).

News of the Pop Idol star’s death has rocked his fans, who have taken to Twitter to share heartbreaking tributes for the Scottish singer.

Darius Danesh Campbell
Darius died today (Source: SplashNews.com)

Darius Danesh Campbell dies at the age of 41

It was announced today that Pop Idol 2003 star Darius Danesh Campbell has passed away at the age of 41.

The Scottish singer was found dead at his home in the United States, his family have confirmed.

In a statement, they said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

“Darius was found unresponsive in bed at his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead by the local coroner’s office that afternoon.”

The statement continued. “The local police department has confirmed that there was no evidence of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this time while medical investigations continue.”

“We ask that you respect our wishes for privacy at this time as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother,” they added.

Darius Danesh Campbell on the red carpet
Darius placed 3rd at Pop Idol 2002 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Honors for Darius Danesh

When hundreds of the Scottish star’s fans heard of his passing, they took to Twitter to share their tributes.

“Good sorrow, terrible news, dear fellow… Sincere condolences to his loved ones. RIP Darius,” said one fan.

“So sad to read this, he always put a smile on my face,” wrote another.

“Who doesn’t remember this guy. 41 is no age at all,” said a third.

Tributes to Pop Idol star Darius

The tributes to the late star didn’t end there.

“Darius dies at 41. No age. One of the early reality star legends,” tweeted another fan.

“When I hear the news that Darius has passed away, all I can think of is how good a Colourblind song is. So sad,” wrote a fifth.

When I think about it, maybe Darius was our Rylan for my generation. Shined well beyond the show that brought him fame. Great talent, very funny. And he was a brilliant musical actor/singer. So terrible. 41 is not an age at all 😢

— Jonathan Weinberg 🇺🇦 (@writesJW) August 16, 2022

“Absolutely heartbreaking news about Darius. He really was one of the best musical discoveries not only from Pop Idol but also from TV. Colourblind was such a pop music moment — and still is. So tragic,” wrote another fan.

“Poor Darius Danesh. A great talent. REST IN PEACE.”

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