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    Default Michael Johns Dead: Former American Idol Season 7 Contestant Reportedly Dies at 35

    Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has died, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The singer passed away at the age of 35 from an apparent blood clot in his ankle on Friday, Aug 1.
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    Johns came in eighth place of the FOX singing competition during season 7 in 2008, in which David Cook ultimately won. He later released an album titled Hold Back My Heart in 2009 and an EP Love and Sex in 2012.
    Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell tweeted his condolencesfollowing the news. "I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away," he tweeted Saturday. "A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael."
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    Last month, Johns tweeted about working on new music. "Headed to the studio to work on new song called 'Reckless' been waiting a long time for this one," he wrote on July 10.
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    Johns is survived by his wife Stacey Vuduris. The couple married in 2007.


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    Jesus, that's scary. I'm really paranoid about things like blood clots. They can affect seemingly healthy individuals and kill you very quickly. I don't know who he is, but 35 is way too young to die. RIP.
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    i remember him on Idol. that's awful. RIP

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    he was awesome. and funny too. My daughter and I won tickets to the Idol tour that year. RIP ... too young.
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    This is so sad. I remember watching that year. He was cool guy, and so good looking. He went to the doctor for a swollen painful ankle. The doctor said everything was fine , and then he dies. That is so scary. RIP Michael

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    RIP. Too young and so sudden.
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