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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

Originally posted 11/19/2014 03:20PM

Three months after his sudden passing, Michael Johns's cause of death has finally been released.

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Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

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.

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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

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Memorial for American Idol's Michael Johns in the Works

Friends Remember Michael Johns: 'There Were So Many People Who Loved Him'

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.

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How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

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.

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Inside Idol Michael Johns's Life Before Tragedy

Michael Johns Wanted to Show America He Had 'Something to Say'

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.

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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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Michael Johns 'Shocked' by Idol Elimination

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Michael Johns 'Shocked' by Idol Elimination

Originally posted 04/11/2008 04:35PM

But the singer holds no grudge against Ryan Seacrest for giving him last-minute false hope

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