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Adele Roberts and Rylan lead tributes to Darius Campbell after he was found dead

Celebrities have paid tribute to Pop Idol star Darius Campbell after he was found dead in his condo on the age of 41.

Following the information that the Scottish singer had handed away, a slew of stars took to social media to provide their sympathies, together with Lorraine Kelly, Adele Roberts and Rylan.

Darius, who starred on Noughties favourites Popstars and Pop Idol, was found dead in his condo in Minnesota 5 days in the past, and his passing was confirmed by his household in 

Tragic: Darius, who starred on Noughties favourites Popstars and Pop Idol, was found dead in his apartment in Minnesota five days ago, and his passing was confirmed by his family in

Sad: Celebrities have paid tribute to Pop Idol star Darius Campbell after he was found dead in his condo on the age of 41

Adele Roberts tweeted: ‘This is so unhappy. Thinking of Darius’ household and pals,’ whereas Rylan posted: ‘Proper unhappy about Darius.’

Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar additionally posted: ‘Sad information of Darius’ shockingly premature passing. He was a visitor on The Kumars and could not have been a nicer, hotter visitor with an ideal sense of self deprecation.’ 

Bonnie Langford was amongst celebrities sharing her shock, writing: ‘Shocked to the core.’ 

Lorraine Kelly, mentioned: ‘Thoughts along with his household and pals and everybody who cherished him. A very good bloke – humorous and sort and very proficient.’ 

Darius’ dying was introduced by his household in an announcement after he was found dead in his US condo room on the age of 41.

The singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – though the reason for dying stays unknown.

A press release mentioned: ‘It is with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was found unresponsive in mattress in his condo room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead within the afternoon by the native health workers’ office.

Tragedy: Following the news that the Scottish singer had passed away, a slew of stars took to social media to offer their sympathies, including Adele Roberts and Rylan

Tragedy: Following the information that the Scottish singer had handed away, a slew of stars took to social media to provide their sympathies, together with Adele Roberts and Rylan

Heartbroken: Bonnie Langford was among celebrities sharing her shock, writing: 'Shocked to the core'

Heartbroken: Bonnie Langford was amongst celebrities sharing her shock, writing: ‘Shocked to the core’

Lorraine Kelly, said: 'Thoughts with his family and friends and everyone who loved him. A really good bloke - funny and kind and very talented'

Lorraine Kelly, mentioned: ‘Thoughts along with his household and pals and everybody who cherished him. A very good bloke – humorous and sort and very proficient’

‘The native police division have confirmed that there have been no indicators of intent or suspicious circumstances. The explanation for his sudden dying is unknown at this stage whereas medical examinations proceed.

‘We ask that you just kindly respect our needs for privateness right now while we come to phrases with the tragic lack of our son and brother.’

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – who was often called Darius Danesh when he made his first bid for fame in ITV present Popstars in 2001 – additionally appeared on the primary Pop Idol, which was gained by Will Young.

He went on to forge a profitable stage career, showing in Chicago as Billy Flynn in two runs of the manufacturing, in addition to Guys And Dolls, Gone With The Wind and extra within the West End.

RIP: The singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – although the cause of death remains unknown

RIP: The singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – though the reason for dying stays unknown 

He lived within the US and found love with Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, whose movies embrace sci-fi hit Species.

The couple married in 2011 on the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, however had been divorced just a few years later.

In 2010, he spoke to Hello! journal a few automotive crash by which he broke his neck.

The singer had been a passenger in a Porsche when it hit a wall at 70mph after skidding on oil throughout a sunshine break in Spain.

After coming third in Pop Idol in 2010, he went on to win the primary collection of ITV’s Popstar To Operastar contest, beating Bernie Nolan of the Nolan Sisters in an in depth closing.

A number of months after his win on the ITV present, which featured Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon as judges, he landed his first main opera position as he was cast in a brand new manufacturing of Carmen at London’s O2 Arena.

He took on the principal position of toreador Escamillo within the manufacturing, for a one-off efficiency which marked the primary ever opera on the venue on the time.

In 2011, talking about reprising the position of Chicago’s scheming lawyer Flynn, he mentioned he had primarily based his portrayal of the character on his outdated mentor and Pop Idol choose, Simon Cowell.

Campbell starred reverse Ugly Betty star America Ferrera within the musical set in prohibition-era Chicago, and mentioned: ‘He’s the consummate businessman and a beautiful man and there’s a number of Simon Cowell in Billy Flynn by way of the best way he approaches issues and I recognise that by way of the character.’

He credited Cowell with persuading him to tackle the position in Chicago within the first place.

He mentioned: ‘I’m extremely grateful for the experiences I’ve had and all of the alternatives that it opened up and to give you the option to name Simon Cowell a pal and to give you the option to have dinner with him.’

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Darius Campbell Danesh shot to fame when he first appeared on Popstars in 2001 earlier than occurring to have profitable music and theatre career.

In a efficiency regarded by most as cringey when it aired on the time, Darius garnered consideration for his cover of Britney Spears ‘s Hit Me Baby One More Time whereas sporting a ponytail and goatee on the ITV expertise present.

While the present’s eventual winners grew to become Hear’Say and Liberty X, Darius did not surrender on attaining musical stardom.

Reality TV star: A year later he was voted to the finals of Pop Idol (Pictured 2001)

Reality TV star: A year later he was voted to the finals of Pop Idol (Pictured 2001)

The Scottish singer went on to compete in Pop Idol a year later, sporting a brand new look and crooned his manner to third place, ending behind runner-up Gareth Gates and winner Will Young.

After Pop Idol, Campbell Danesh turned down Simon Cowell’s provide of a document deal and signed with producer Steve Lillywhite, whose credit embrace U2 and the Rolling Stones.

His first single Colourblind was launched in 2002 and shot to primary within the charts the place it stayed for 2 weeks.

Humble beginnings: Darius, previously Darius Danesh, first gained fame in 2001 after showing on the British expertise competitors Popstars (Pictured 2000)

The singer went on to have a complete of 5 high ten UK hits and his debut album Dive In went platinum.

After coming third in Pop Idol he went on to win the primary collection of ITV’s Popstar To Operastar contest, beating Bernie Nolan of the Nolan Sisters in an in depth closing.

A number of months after his win on the ITV present, which featured Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon as judges, he landed his first main opera position as he was cast in a brand new manufacturing of Carmen at London’s O2 Arena.

Darius took on the principal position of toreador Escamillo within the manufacturing, for a one-off efficiency which marked the primary ever opera on the venue on the time.

He went on to forge a profitable stage career, showing in Chicago as Billy Flynn in two runs of the manufacturing, in addition to Guys And Dolls, Gone With The Wind and extra within the West End.

In 2011, talking about reprising the position of Chicago’s scheming lawyer Flynn, he mentioned he had primarily based his portrayal of the character on his outdated mentor and Pop Idol choose, Simon Cowell.

Campbell starred reverse Ugly Betty star America Ferrera within the musical set in prohibition-era Chicago, and mentioned: ‘He’s the consummate businessman and a beautiful man and there’s a number of Simon Cowell in Billy Flynn by way of the best way he approaches issues and I recognise that by way of the character.’

He credited Cowell with persuading him to tackle the position in Chicago within the first place.

He mentioned: ‘I’m extremely grateful for the experiences I’ve had and all of the alternatives that it opened up and to give you the option to name Simon Cowell a pal and to give you the option to have dinner with him.’

He lived within the US and found love with Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge, whose movies embrace sci-fi hit Species.

The couple, who started relationship in 2006, married in 2011 on the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, however had been divorced just a few years later.

Danesh (left) enjoying a walk with his friend, the actor Gerard Butler, in Malibu on June 11 this year. This is the last picture of the star in public

Danesh (left) having fun with a stroll along with his pal, the actor Gerard Butler, in Malibu on June 11 this year. This is the final image of the star in public 

He beforehand informed the Scottish Herald: ‘That relationship was definitely not with out its ups and downs. Over the course of 12 years, we broke up many occasions and had a interval of six months aside.

The singer and theatre actor with Natasha Henstridge on the nineteenth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing social gathering on the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood

Chilling: Donning a traditional black dress, the Australian actress, 39, appeared comfortable and relaxed as she headed out arm-in-arm with the Pop Idol hunk, 38

‘It was typically a long-distance relationship for half of it. That in itself was an incredible expertise, however a painful one. When you’re keen on somebody you need to be with them.’

He additionally made a foray into Hollywood as a co-executive producer on the horror movie Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe in 2016.

In 2019, he was pictured having fun with a low-key stroll with unlikely pal actress Rebel Wilson in Portofino, Italy.

The singer and theatre actor with Natasha Henstridge at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood

The singer and theatre actor with Natasha Henstridge on the nineteenth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing social gathering on the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood

In 2010, the singer spoke to Hello! journal a few automotive crash by which he broke his neck.

The singer had been a passenger in a Porsche when it hit a wall at 70mph after skidding on oil throughout a sunshine break in Spain.

Then, in 2017, Darius suffered one other well being scare when he went right into a near-fatal coma after he by accident drank some soiled water from the Thames whereas filming an advert for a charity water filter.

The Pop Idol star had gone to Glasgow to see his mum for her birthday. It turned out the filter he used within the advert was a dummy model.

Fun times: Rebel Wilson, 39, looked in high spirits as she enjoyed a low-key stroll with her unlikely pal Darius Campbell, 38, in Portofino, Italy on Monday

Fun occasions: Rebel Wilson, 39, appeared in excessive spirits as she loved a low-key stroll together with her unlikely pal Darius Campbell, 38, in Portofino, Italy on Monday

He informed the Daily Record: ‘It turned out I had a cerebral oedema the place your brain swells greater than your cranium. Dad saved my life. He bought me to hospital. They identified it rapidly.’

His mom Avril, who was going by therapy on the time, saved a bedside vigil after he lapsed right into a coma.

Campbell Danesh was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mom and Iranian father.

The eldest of three boys, he attended Bearsden Primary School earlier than finding out English literature and philosophy on the University of Edinburgh.

Although he found fame as Darius Danesh, he later modified his title to incorporate his mom Avril’s maiden title, Campbell, after an emotional go to to his grandfather in a Paisley nursing hand-crafted him mirror on his Scottish heritage.

He grew to become a supporter of most cancers charities together with Cancer Research UK after each his dad and mom had been identified with most cancers and recovered.

Chilling: Donning a classic black dress, the Australian actress, 39, looked happy and relaxed as she headed out arm-in-arm with the Pop Idol hunk, 38

Chilling: Donning a traditional black dress, the Australian actress, 39, appeared comfortable and relaxed as she headed out arm-in-arm with the Pop Idol hunk, 38

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