Michael Johns, who was a finalist on the 7th season of American Idol in 2008, died on Friday. He was only 35. After a few reports of his death came out today, the administrator of his website confirmed the sad, tragic and fucked up news on Twitter:
“It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns. No other details will b avail at [this time].”
People says that Michael died from a blood clot in his ankle. TMZ says that Michael twisted his ankle recently and complained about the pain. TMZ doesn’t know if he got medical attention after screwing up his ankle, but the injury probably set off the blood clot. Michael Johns leaves behind his wife of 7 years Stacey Vuduris.
Back when American Idol was still watchable and wasn’t the total mess it is today, Australian-born Michael Johns was a finalist. Michael Johns was on the same season as Adore Delano (born name: Danny Noriega) and the arch rival (in my head) and the thorn in my ears Kristy Lee Cook . Michael Johns was one of my favorites and like most of my favorites, he was eliminated way too early. He was the 5th finalist kicked off and he was kicked off before Kristy Lee Cook (ILLEGAL!). After Idol, Michael Johns continued to make music and he released an EP called Love & Sex two years ago.
Rest in peace, Michael Johns.