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American Idol's Josh Gracin Leaves Apparent Suicide Note on Facebook

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American Idol season 2 finalist Josh Gracin gave his family, friends and fans a huge scare Thursday after he reportedly posted an apparent suicide note on Facebook and then went missing.

"I've loved her for 17 years … I made mistakes … I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her ... the most … I love you all," Gracin, 33, reportedly wrote in a post that has since been taken down, according to TMZ. "You have given me the greatest gift. You allowed me to touch your hearts with what I loved to do the most … Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music … Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye."

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

Originally posted 08/11/2014 02:00 PM

Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

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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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Jennifer Lopez Slow-Dances with an American Idol Contestant (VIDEO)

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Most singers who audition for American Idol are hoping for a golden ticket. But one season 14 hopeful in Nashville wanted something even more rare – a dance with Jennifer Lopez.

So, he just asked her.

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Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During Idol Auditions

Update 08/06/2014 04:30 PM Originally posted 08/06/2014 11:30 AM

Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During American Idol Auditions

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The young singers auditioning for the 14th season of American Idol in Nashville this week weren't the only ones feeling the heat: Keith Urban admitted he was pulling for the people of Music City to wow fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

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Memorial for American Idol's Michael Johns in the Works

Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:00 AM

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

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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

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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

Originally posted 08/03/2014 12:00 PM

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

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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 Alum Dexter Roberts Has Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever

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Singer Dexter Roberts, who finished seventh place on last season's American Idol, abruptly left the show's live tour in July due to an unknown illness.

Now Roberts, 23, has shared via his Facebook page what was responsible for taking him down.

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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

Update 08/02/2014 09:15 PM Originally posted 08/02/2014 04:50 PM

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

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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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Jennifer Lopez Turns 45: Here's a Quiz to Prove Her Beauty Never Ages

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Move over, Benjamin Button. Jennifer Lopez is aging backward right before our eyes.

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