Fans of the star have also shared their condolences online, with one saying: "There will only ever be one Darius Campbell Danesh. A true gent with a kind soul & mischievous tinkle in his eye. From that eventful first audition to him kindly inviting me to see him perform on the West End stage".
Another added: "I am gutted. Such a kind man. Saw me struggling at Heathrow with my bag after we’d come off the same flight from Dublin. Came over, got my bag of the conveyer belt and walked holding it for me, with me, through arrivals. Darius Danesh, you shall be missed".
Many others remember his number one hit, 'Colourblind'.
\u201cColourblind was, in all sincerity, an absolute banger\u201d
\u201cSo very sad to hear about Darius. That series of Pop Idol is THE pop culture moment for me. Such a strong memory. And then Colourblind! A banger and I will not hear otherwise. That whole album was great pop.\u201d
Following his death, Campbell Danesh’s family issued a statement: "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 examiner's office.
"The local police department has 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.
"We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother."
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