Singer and actor Darius Campbell Danesh, who rocketed to fame on ITV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol two decades ago, has died at the age of 41. The cause of death is not known, but his family said he was found in his US apartment. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh,” they said in a statement.
Darius had two brushes with death over the years.
In 2010 he revealed to Hello! magazine that he was in a car crash which resulted in a broken neck.
He was a passenger in a Porsche that hit a wall at 70mph after skidding on oil during a trip to Spain.
At the time he said: “I’m so happy to be alive. I’ve definitely used up one of my nine lives.”