Michael Johns, a singer who finished eighth on American Idol in 2008, passed away yesterday from a probable blood clot in his ankle.
He was 35 years old.
Johns released an album ("Hold Back My Heart") in 2009 and married Stacey Vuduris in 2007. The couple did not have any children.
A rep for the singer's fansite tweeted the sad news earlier today, writing online:
"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns."