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"American Idol" finalist Michael Johns dies at 35

Michael Johns

Michael Johns

Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music program said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given.

The Australian-born singer, who lived in Atlanta during is time on the show, finished eighth on Season 7 of the popular music program, according to a report on his death by People Magazine. He then wrote songs for films, documentaries and other artists, according to People.

The Hollywood Reporter said it was believed Johns died as a result of a blood clot that originated in his ankle.

"Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing," said a statement from the Fox network and American Idol on the program's official Facebook page. "He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed."