Darius Campbell Danesh’s ex-wife Natasha Henstridge pays tribute after singer, 41, is found DEAD in Minnesota

Darius Campbell Danesh, a Scottish singer and actor, passed dead under unknown circumstances just weeks before the highly anticipated ‘Pop Idol’ reunion, which took place in Rochester, Minnesota. Danesh was a resident of Scotland. The contestant’s rendition of Britney Spears’s “Baby One More Time” helped propel him to the forefront of the early singing competition scene in the United Kingdom, which was known as “Pop Stars.” The next year, he participated in the competition known as “Pop Idol,” where he received his real opportunity to become famous by placing third. On August 11, his body was discovered in his residence in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the singer for the band Colorblind.

According to Variety, a representative for the Rochester Police Department stated that the circumstances surrounding Darius’s death are the subject of “an active investigation.” According to The Sun, the 41-year-old was scheduled to return to the United Kingdom in a matter of weeks for a “Pop Idol” reunion special that will be shown by Thames TV at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, which is where the show’s initial auditions were conducted. Reportedly, he was supposed to get together with Adam Lambert, the winner of the most recent season of “American Idol,” who performed with Queen.

According to the insider, “He was really enthusiastic about the get-together and was in discussion with the show’s producers about making an appearance on it. They were looking at starting production around the latter week of September if all went well. It was going to be a special that lasted for an hour and a half and was hosted by Ant and Dec. It was going to be full of nostalgic moments for the millions of fans of Pop Idol. A recent conversation I had with Darius revealed that he was feeling upbeat and enthusiastic, as is typical of him.”

‘Cause of death unknown’

The family of Darius issued an official statement, which, according to the BBC, went as follows: “We must break the news to you all with deepest condolences that Darius Campbell Danesh has passed away. On August 11, Darius was discovered in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, lying in bed unresponsive. The body of Darius was taken to the local medical examiner’s office, where he was pronounced dead in the afternoon. It has been determined by the local police department that there were neither indicators of purpose nor suspicious circumstances. At this point in time, the reason for his unexpected passing is unknown, however medical studies will continue. We ask that you please respect our requests for privacy at this time while we come to grips with the senseless loss of our son and brother. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.” There were no indications of foul play or unusual circumstances surrounding the passing of the Scottish singer and actor, according to the law enforcement officials, and they were awaiting the results of the toxicology investigation.

Natasha Henstridge, formerly married to Darius, is at a loss for words following the unexpected death of her former husband. On Tuesday, August 16, the Canadian actress, who is 48 years old and was married to the musician from 2011 until 2018, published a series of heartfelt posts on her Instagram account that feature her ex-husband. On her account, the posts in question can no longer be seen. She is attributed to having said the following: “I have uncovered the paradox that if you love until it hurts there can be no more hurt – Only more love – Mother Theresa.” This was quoted in the Daily Mail. She also wrote: “There are no words Darius… only Love Love Love. Always and forever Janam”

The pair, who first started dating in 2004, tied the knot in 2011, but they eventually filed for divorce the following year in 2013. The couple made efforts to get back together, but those efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and in 2018, they formalized their divorce. Earlier, Darius expressed the following to the Scottish Herald: “That partnership was by no means devoid of its fair share of both highs and lows. We were together for a total of 12 years but split up multiple times, with the longest stretch of time being about six months.”

ITV, the channel that aired ‘Pop Stars’ and ‘Pop Idol,’ which played a significant role in shaping Darius’ career, also remembered their prodigy in a statement that said, “Darius was a much loved and memorable part of both the ‘Popstars’ and ‘Pop Idol’ series, and our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” Darius passed away on March 23, 2018. After reaching number one on the UK album and singles charts with his work, he went on to star in West End productions of musicals such as “Chicago,” in which he co-starred with America Ferrera, “Funny Girl,” in which he co-starred with Sheridan Smith, and “Guys and Dolls.” The last time anyone saw him, he was in June, and he was going to the beach in Malibu with the actor Gerard Butler.

Simon Cowell recalled the singer and stated the following to the Daily Mail: “I first saw Darius on television more than 20 years ago, and since then, I’ve had the opportunity to become quite familiar with him. He had a magnetic personality, was hilarious, and was all around fun to be around. His demise at such a young age is a terrible tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with those who were close to him, including his family and friends.”

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