Darius Danesh has passed away at the age of 41. He was a pop Idol runner-up and West End star who was married to Natasha Henstridge. In his short life, he was known for being an outgoing personality who loved to sing. Read on to learn more about Danesh’s life and his death. A tribute video was posted on his website on September 21, following his death.
Darius Campbell Danesh died at the age of 41
Popstars judge Nicki Chapman has described the late singer as “a gent with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.” She recalled that there will only be one Darius Campbell Danesh. He was a beloved personality who helped many people in his lifetime. Nicki Chapman’s comment was a tribute to a good man who was too kind to leave.
Singer Darius Campbell Danesh passed away at the age of 41 after being found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota. The cause of death remains under investigation. Danesh rose to fame on Britain’s Pop Idol in 2001 after singing a cover version of Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time.” The next year, he auditioned for a television show similar to “American Idol.” During the season, he won the competition and went on to release two solo albums.
Danesh had a long and illustrious career in the theatre. He was the youngest Billy Flynn since 1975 in the West End production of Chicago. Darius also appeared in Guys and Dolls, Gone With the Wind and Funny Girl. He even had a TV show where he starred opposite America Ferrera in a role similar to Simon Cowell.
He was a Pop Idol runner-up
Sadly, the world has lost a Pop Idol runner up. Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on Aug. 11. The local medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene. The singer was a stage star and was a star of the West End musical version of “Gone With the Wind” and “Chicago.” His role in the former was as Rhett Butler.
Danesh first rose to fame on the reality show “Popstars” in 2001. He made waves when he octave-leaped his way through a cover of a Britney Spears song. Judge Nigel Lythgoe called him a “show-off” for his antics. After winning the series, he auditioned for Pop Idol and reached the top three in the UK with his song “Colourblind.” In 2002, Danesh signed with Mercury Records and released two albums. His debut single “Sunset” reached number one in the UK and peaked the charts in July 2002.
He was a West End star
The late actor, who was a rising star on the West End, was a friend of the late Tony Award winner Myleene Klass, who tweeted a clip of him in a 2004 performance of “Colourblind.” He went on to star in the acclaimed musical Chicago, and gained worldwide fame as a West End star, appearing in such shows as Guys and Dolls and Gone with the Wind. In 2011, he married Natasha Henstridge, and they had a daughter together. However, their relationship ended two years later, and the couple divorced.
After his first album, “Colourblind”, he went on to star in several West End productions including Chicago, Funny Girl, and Guys and Dolls. He also co-produced a horror film called Imperium. In 2011, he married actress Natasha Henstridge. He also produced the films Fountain of Youth and House Red. His death has left fans with many questions.
He was married to Natasha Henstridge
Actress Natasha Henstridge was the second wife of Scottish singer Darius Campbell Danesh. The two met while appearing on the ITV talent show Pop Idol in 2004. Their relationship ended in early 2010, but the pair later reunited. In 2011 they married in Santa Barbara. Natasha Henstridge was born on 15 August 1974 in Springdale, Canada. She attended the King Edward VII School and Meadowhead School before entering the acting world.
After their marriage, the couple separated and filed for divorce in 2013. They were very close. The family released a statement about Danesh’s death. It has been confirmed by the medical examiner’s office and Rochester police. Police are investigating whether there was a motive for the crime. Nevertheless, the death of a former pop star has shocked the world.