The singer, Darius Campbell Danesh, was found dead in his Minnesota apartment last month. The cause of his death was found out. The Scottish singer, who was 41 years old and sang on “Pop Idol,” died from “inhaling chloroethane,” according to the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
ITV says that an autopsy showed that his sudden death was caused by “toxic effects of chloroethane” and “suffocation.”
The coroner said that the death was an accident.
Danesh first started to become famous when he sang Britney Spears‘ hit song “…Baby One More Time” on the reality show “Popstars” in 2001. Soon after, he tried out for “Pop Idol,” the show that came before “American Idol,” and made it to the final three.
The family of Danesh talked about the details of his “sudden” death. Danesh’s family said in a statement that police found “no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances.”
His family says that he was found “not moving in bed in his apartment room.”
The singer signed a contract with Mercury Records the year after he became famous on reality TV. From 2002 to 2004, he put out two solo albums: “Dive in” and “Live Twice.” In July 2002, Danesh’s first single, “Colourblind,” was the number one song in the UK for two weeks.
Later in life, he also played the lead role in many British Broadway West End shows, such as “Chicago” as Billy Flynn, “Guys and Dolls” as Sky Masterson, and “Gone With the Wind” as Rhett Butler.
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