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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

UpdatePosted 08/02/2014 09:15PM

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

Originally posted 08/02/2014 04:50PM

American Idol finalist Michael Johns died Friday from a blood clot in his ankle, according to his website and various reports.

The Australian-born singer, 35, had finished eighth on Season 7 of the singing competition in 2008.

"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns," the administrator of his website Tweeted on Saturday.

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