Darius Campbell Danesh, a former Pop Idol, passed away at the age of 41. Let’s see how did he die and Darius Campbell Cause of death in detail.
How did Darius Campbell die?
In his US residence, former Pop Idol finalist Darius Campbell Danesh’s body was discovered.
The 41-year-old actor and singer were discovered dead on August 11 in Rochester, Minnesota, and the exact cause of his passing is yet unknown.
According to a family statement: “Our announcement of Darius Campbell Danesh’s passing is made with deep sorrow.
Darius Campbell Cause of death
“On August 11, Darius was discovered unconscious in bed in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota. He was later confirmed deceased by the regional medical examiner’s office.
There were no indications of malice or strange circumstances, according to the local police department.
While medical exams are ongoing, the cause of his unexpected death is currently unknown.
Since we are still coming to grips with the tragic death of our son and brother, we politely ask that you respect our desire for privacy at this time.
His family conveyed there were no suspicious circumstances or signs of intention surrounding his death.
Darius Campbell Cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Once we have an update, we will let you know.
Who is Darius Campbell Danesh?
Scottish singer-songwriter-musician Darius Campbell-Danesh (19 August 1980 – 11 August 2022) also worked as an actor and film producer.
In two runs of the musical Chicago’s West End production, Campbell played the part of Billy Flynn.
He originated the character of Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of Gone with the Wind as well as the title role of Sky Masterson in the Tony Award-winning Guys and Dolls.
In 2010, he received vocal instruction from tenor Rolando Villazón, won the ITV program Popstar to Operastar, and sang a duet on The Impossible Dream with Villazón.
His operatic debut, at The O2 stadium with the Royal Philharmonic in Carmen, was the occasion for the largest opera production in the UK.
He took up the starring role of Escamillo, Carmen’s lover, at the age of 29.
He appeared in The History of the Big Bands tour, which takes viewers on a musical tour of the big band and swing eras, also in 2010.
The early life of Campbell
Campbell was born in Glasgow on August 19, 1980, to Iranian father Booth Danesh and Scottish mother Avril Campbell. His family resides in Bearsden.
He has two younger brothers, Aria (born in 1983) and Cyrus. He is the oldest of three boys (born in 1995).
Before attending the University of Edinburgh to study English Literature and Philosophy, he attended the Glasgow Academy and Bearsden Primary School.
Darius Campbell Career
Darius launched his professional life with theatre operas.
Campbell became well-known after winning the British army competition “Popstars.”
He participated in “Pop Idol” the next year and made it to the finals.
Also, he started penning singles on his own.
This peaked at number one on the UK Singles chart.
His platinum-certified debut album was released in 2004.
Most of Darius’ singles failed to reach the top of the UK singles chart.
He also wrote a book about the music industry, which the Sunday Times predicted would be its sixth best seller.
He also made a record in memory of his father, who had been told he had terminal cancer.
In 2010, he won Popstar on ITV1, a talent competition.
His earnings are impressive, yet neither his net worth nor his salary has been made public.
When did Darius Campbell begin his music career?
Simon Cowell offered Darius a deal after he appeared on Pop Idol, but he chose to sign with producer Steve Lillywhite instead.
On July 29, 2002, he released his first single, Colorblind, which quickly rose to the top of the singles chart.
Rushes and Incredible, two top 10 singles from his follow-up album Dive In, which was released on December 2, 2002, peaked at number four on the album chart (What I Meant to Say).
On October 25, 2004, he released his second album, Live Twice, which peaked at number 36 on the album list and featured the top 10 hits Kinda Love and Live Twice.
When did Darius make an appearance on Pop Idol?
Darius Campbell originally gained notoriety in 2001 when he participated in the ITV talent show Popstars, which ultimately gave birth to the winning band Hear’Say and the much more popular band Liberty X.
Darius won over fans with an impressive performance of the Britney Spears song “Baby One More Time,” but he was unable to advance past the preliminary rounds of the competition.
A year later, he returned to television on Pop Idol, where he finished third behind the winner Will Young and the runner-up Gareth Gates.
Darius Campbell’s personal life
Natasha Henstridge, a Canadian actress best known for her part in the 1995 science fiction horror film Species, wed Darius Campbell in 2011.
They started dating in 2004, and after a few on-and-off engagements up to 2010, they got married on Valentine’s Day in the following year.
The couple separated in July 2013 but were seen kissing in August 2016 while out for a romantic supper.
Social Media accounts
Actor Darius Campbell is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter among other tough online platforms. On Instagram, he has 2,287 followers, and he has 16.2 followers on Twitter.
Tributes to Darius Campbell
Sanjeev Bhaskar said,
“Sad news of Darius’ shockingly untimely passing. He was a guest on The Kumars and couldn’t have been a nicer, warmer guest with a great sense of self deprecation..”
Rylan Clark said,
“Proper sad about Darius.”
Adele Roberts said,
“This is so sad. Thinking of Darius’ family and friends.”
Tragic news. Darius turned that memorable Pop Idol audition into a proper career, with roles on the West End and a sideline as a Hollywood film producer. Very sad.
Shocking and so so sad!
That’s no age at all. RiP.
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