06:59 PM EDT 09/24/2014
Originally posted 09/23/2014 06:00PM
News of Michael Johns's death came as a shock in August. A month and a half later, his family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate his life in music.
Originally posted 08/11/2014 02:00PM
A small group of loved ones gathered for a private ceremony in memory of American Idol finalist Michael Johns at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday
Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:00AM
As fans mourn the death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns, his loved ones are coming together to remember the charismatic musician.
Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:35AM
The shocking death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns left his family, friends and fans reeling – and left many wondering about what caused it.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 12:00PM
Michael Johns was at a crossroads: take advantage of his tennis scholarship in his native Australia, or pack his bags for a chance to make it big as a singer in America.
After talking to one of his favorite bands backstage, the answer was clear, and Johns soon found himself moving to a small town in Georgia.
But success in the spotlight didn't come easy – and it took years of highs and lows before Johns finally earned a spot on season 7 of American Idol.
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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