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Michael Johns Dead - 'American Idol' Alum Dies at 35

Michael Johns Dead - 'American Idol' Alum Dies at 35

Michael Johns, a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, has died at the age of 35, according to THR.

The singer-songwriter reportedly died from a blood clot in his ankle on Friday (August 1).

In case you weren’t aware, Michael placed eighth on American Idol in 2007.

After appearing on American Idol, Michael released an album Hold Back My Heart in 2009 and an EP Love and Sex, which included three songs, in 2012.

Michael is survived by his wife Stacey Vuduris, who he married in 2007.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Michael‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • B

    I think I remember him. He was a cute and pretty talented guy from Australia. Very sad.

  • mick

    He was one of my favorites from that season. So sad. :(

  • Alana

    I’m shocked! This is so very sad. Great guy, very talented.😞

  • JamieK

    Terrible! He was great!

  • Veronique

    I remember him, this is so heartbreaking!!! He sang Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for his audition. Such a talent, prayers go out to his family.

  • Anna

    My condolences to his family. So young, so sad.

  • Debra

    He was adorable. I remember he worked with Dolly Parton. Such a cutie. RIP Michael.

  • jo1glex

    Michael Johns was supposed to appear several times over the weekend of July 18-20 for a foundation he did a lot of work for. He showed up in town, but was on such a drug and alcohol bender he could barely get out of his hotel suite, much less perform. The organization assigned people to monitor him at all times as they were concerned he might die of acute intoxication. They pleaded with him to check in to Hazelden, as he was in a major city near there. Regardless of what may have happened with his ankle, the poor man’s life has been in danger for weeks. Very, very sad.

  • Truthie

    @jo1glex: I was just about to say there is more to this story. Who dies of blood clot in the ankles at age 35?

  • Nedsdag

    OMG! I thought he was really sexy during his time on the show. He left way too early during his season. RIP, sexy Aussie!

  • Shaun


    You don’t die from a blood clot in your ankle….
    He had to have had a stroke or MI from said clot but having your ankle clot up will only make you lose your toes. These articles are silly.

  • Lulu

    He probably passed away from pulmonary embolism from deep vein thrombosis/ DVT from leg.

  • Pretested48

    LuLu I agree with you .
    Also it Could have been that the clot rushed to the Heart or Brain!
    Shaun, My Sister Lost a leg below the knee because of a Blood Clot.If they didn’t take her leg she would have Died.