While that report claims that heavy alcohol use may have played a role in Michael’s death, a source close to the musician stated that Michael’s death was completely unexpected and that drinking wasn’t an issue for the singer. His death is believed to have been caused by a blood clot in his ankle that came about after he recently twisted the ankle.
Someone involved with Michael Johns’s fan site took to Twitter to address the sad news. “It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns,” read the tweet.
An unnamed friend discovered Michael John’s body, made a frantic call too 911 but then it was too late as Michael had already passed away. This friend was taken into custody by the legal authorities but later released.
The friend desperately attempted to revive Michael with more than hundred chest compressions before help arrived but then it was too late.
Michael Johns, who landed in eighth place on American Idol Season 7 in the year 2007 was a bright music talent. He was married to Stacey Vuvuris, whom he wed in 2007. The singer and songwriter released his album, Hold Back My Heart, in 2009, which featured single Heart on My Sleeve. In February 2014, he released a new single called Day Breaks Sun.
Michael Johns was born in Perth, Australia, and auditioned for American Idol with the Otis Redding song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.
In the seven years since then, he continued to work on his music career. In one of his last Tweets, he said that he was “headed to the studio to work on a new song called Reckless, been waiting a long time for this one.”
Our thoughts go out to Michael’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time.
For the music world August 01, 2014 was a very sad day as American Idol Season 7 finalist Michael Johns passed away. He was only thirty five. Whi...1.0