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Michael Johns, American Idol Season 7 Finalist, Dead at 35By Andy Swift / August 2 2014, 12:49 PM PDTAustralian singer-songwriter Michael Johns, best known for competing in American Idol‘s seventh season, has died. He was 35.The news of his passing was confirmed Saturday afternoon by the administrator of his fan page: 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— Sedz (@SedzOz) August 02, 2014 this time.Please respect the privacy of Mike's family and friends as we know u will.Members and admin of @mjohnsonline pass on their prayers— Sedz (@SedzOz) August 02, 2014-Though a cause of death has not been officially released, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Johns suffered a blood clot in his ankle.Johns placed eighth during his Idol season before going on to release two studio albums, 2009’s Hold Back My Heart and 2012’s Love & Sex.American Idol contestants of yore took to Twitter to express their condolences: I can't express how sad I am right now. Michael Johns, rest in sweet peace, my friend. You will be… instagram.com/p/rNWboMMOrq/— Melinda Doolittle (@mdoolittle) August 02, 2014
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