According to his relatives, the Scottish singer was discovered “unresponsive” in his residence in the United States. His first song, “Colourblind,” which was released in 2002, lasted two weeks at No. 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom.
Darius Campbell Danesh, who shot to prominence as a competitor on the British music competition series Pop Idol twenty years ago and went on to act in many musicals on London’s West End, has passed away. Darius Campbell Danesh rocketed to stardom as a participant in the program. He was 41.
According to a statement that was sent to D.e.a.d.l.i.n.e. by the singer’s family, the body of the Scottish performer was discovered on August 11 at his residence in Rochester, Minnesota. It is yet unclear what caused his passing away.
In the statement that was sent on Tuesday, the family added, “It is with great regret that we announce the loss of Darius Campbell Danesh.” On the 11th of August, Darius was discovered in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, lying in bed unconscious. The Rochester, Minnesota, office of the local medical examiner ruled he passed away in the afternoon.
They proceeded by saying, “The local police department has established that there were no indicators of purpose or unusual circumstances,” adding that this was the conclusion reached by the authorities. “At this point in time, the reason for his unexpected passing is unclear, but medical exams will continue. We ask that you please respect our requests for privacy at this time as we come to grips with the senseless loss of our son and brother. Thank you in advance for your consideration of our request.”
Campbell Danesh, who was born in Glasgow, initially rose to prominence in 2001 after performing a dramatic rendition of Britney Spears’s “Baby One More Time” on the British talent competition program Popstars. The performance was broadcast in the United Kingdom. One year later, he competed in the second season of ITV’s Pop Idol and finished in third place, behind Will Young and Gareth Gates.
After the competition, he had the opportunity to sign a record contract with Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell, but he decided against doing so. Instead, he chose to work with Pop Idol producer Steve Lillywhite. Lillywhite worked with Campbell Danesh on his first track, “Colourblind,” which was a smash in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks.
Over the course of the following three years, Campbell Danesh was able to chart four further songs in the top 10 in the United Kingdom. These singles were titled “Rushes,” “Incredible (What I Meant To Say),” “Kinda Love,” and “Live Twice.” Additionally, he went on tour with famous musicians like Shakira and Alanis Morissette.
Campbell Danesh began to get fresh fame beginning in 2005 when she began to act in musicals on the West End. Some of these musicals are Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Funny Girl, From Here to Eternity, and Gone with the Wind. In 2010, he also won the ITV program Popstar to Operastar, which followed eight pop stars as they prepared to perform renowned opera arias. The show was centered on the competition between pop stars and opera singers.
Campbell Danesh wed Natasha Henstridge, an actress from Canada, in 2011, however, the couple split after just two years of marriage.
Campbell Danesh became a household name in 2017 when he acquired a kind of meningitis that was very close to being passed away after drinking sewage water that had been taken from the River Thames in England. After the event, he gave an interview to the Sunday Post in which he expressed his gratitude that he was still alive and called himself “fortunate.”
Following the tragic news of Campbell Danesh’s passing, condolences from his fellow celebrities began to come in, including one from Rylan Clark, a British TV personality and a former participant on X-Factor.
Clark tweeted that he was “properly upset about Darius.”
In reminiscence of Campbell Danesh’s appearance as a guest star on The Kumars in 2002, actor Sanjeev Bhaskar said on Twitter that Danesh “couldn’t have been a nicer, warmer guest with a terrific sense of self-deprecation.” Bhaskar was referring to Danesh’s performance on the show.