Singer Michael Johns tragically passed away on Aug. 1. Upon learning the news of his sudden death, his celebrity friends are taking the time to mourn the devastating loss.
So sad. Michael Johns, an Australian singer-songwriter and contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, died suddenly on Aug. 1. He was just 35. His former mentors including Simon Cowell, 54, and Ryan Seacrest, 39, as well as other notable celebs, tweeted their condolences and deep sadness over losing Michael.
Michael Johns: Celebs Mourn His Sudden Death
Michael reportedly died of a blood clot that stemmed from hurting his ankle, TMZ reports. He had gone to the doctor on July 31 to check out the swelling and bruising, but the doctors couldn’t find any serious problems and sent him home, the outlet reported.
The 35-year-old died the next day on Aug. 1 at a friends apartment, TMZ claimed. After the news broke of his death, a number of celebs grieved over Michael in heartfelt tweets.
I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away. A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 2, 2014
Michael Johns, RIP sweet gentle man.
— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) August 2, 2014
Sad news for the idol family…one of our own @Michael_Johns passed away. A consistently kind guy with talent for days. We’ll miss you
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 2, 2014
#michaeljohns has died very suddenly- he was becoming a good friend , am so sad to hear this news – all my thoughts are with his family
— Kevin McKidd (@TheRealKMcKidd) August 2, 2014
I’m so shocked and sad to hear my friend @michael_johns has passed away. A lovely man, a great voice, a beautiful wife, Stacy. Rest in peace
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) August 2, 2014
Oh no. @michael_johns has passed away. Such a wonderful guy and a great voice. Hung with him many times with @officialdfoster. Awful. RIP.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 2, 2014
@michael_johns you will be missed my friend. RIP
— Taylor Hicks (@taylorhicks) August 2, 2014
Devastated to hear about the passing of my dear friend and fellow Idol Michael Johns.. Thank you for… http://instagram.com/p/rNYNW-A5aB/
— Katie Stevens (@thekatiestevens) August 2, 2014
His family released a statement following the news of his death: “Our family is devastated by the passing of our beloved Michael, a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from all corners of the globe. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and respect our need to grieve privately in this difficult time.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael’s family and friends during this trying time.
— Avery Thompson