08:16 AM EDT 03/19/2015
American Idol (Season 7 -- Episode 34)
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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