What Happened To Darius Campbell? What Was His Cause Of Death

British singer and actor Darius Campbell Danesh has died at the age of 41, according to his family who announced his demise in a statement. Everyone’s hearts were broken when they heard of his untimely passing because it was such a tragedy. Darius was considered by everyone in Scotland to be a true legend because of his contributions to the country’s entertainment unit.

Who Was Darius Campbell?

Darius Campbell Danesh was born in Glasgow in 1980 to a Scottish mother and an Iranian father, and read English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He rose to fame on ITV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol two decades ago. The Scot came third on Pop Idol behind Will Young and Gareth Gates in 2002, and reached number one in the UK later that year with Colourblind, while his album Dive In reached the top 10. After his chart breakthrough, he went on to become a West End star, appearing in musicals like Chicago and the Olivier Award-winning Guys and Dolls.

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What Was His Cause Of Death? How Did He Die?

The cause of death is not known, but his family said he was found in his US apartment.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh,” they said in a statement. “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 examiners’ office. The local police department have 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.”

Condolences pour in for Darius Campbell Danesh who died at the age of 41

Darius Campbell, a one-time Pop Idol, passed away on Tuesday (Aug. 16), according to a statement by the family.

The youngster, who was six years old at the time, was given a diagnosis of brain cancer the previous year, and he quickly became a symbol of positivity and tenacity for the club both on and off the ice, particularly during the NHL playoffs.

“I first saw Darius on television over 20 years ago and I got to know him really well. He was charismatic, funny and just a great person to be with. His passing, for someone so young, is an absolute tragedy and my heart goes out to his family and friends,” said Simon Cowell, who was a judge on Pop Idol.

Broadcaster Nicki Chapman, who was also a judge on the show, tweeted that Campbell Danesh was “a true gent with a kind soul” adding her thoughts were with his family.

“Darius was a lovely bloke,” added broadcaster James O’Brien. “He came across as very confident and ambitious on TV but away from the cameras he was gentle, generous, humble and utterly devoted to his little brothers.”

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