Pop idol star Darius Danesh dies in ‘chloroethane inhalation’ accident

Darius Campbell Danesh - ITV/Shutterstock/Shutterstock

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Former pop idol star Darius Campbell Danesh has died from “chloroethane inhalation,” US officials have confirmed.

The singer and actor was found dead last month in his Rochester, Minnesota apartment at the age of 41.

Autopsy documents obtained by PA news agency listed “the toxic effects of chloroethane” and “asphyxia” contributing to his death.

of the death was ruled an accident According to the Southern Minnesota Regional Coroner’s Office.

serious car accident

The singer’s family said he was “suffering from chronic neck pain after a car accident in 2010,” and thanked him for the “love and kindness.”

A statement from the family to PA said, “A medical examination has confirmed that Darius’ death was an accident caused by chloroethane, which is used to treat pain and tragically leads to respiratory arrest.

The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor – known as Darius Danesh for his first fame in 2001 on the ITV show Popstars – also appeared on the first Pop Idol. Will Young won.

record deal

After Pop Idol, Campbell Danesh turned down Simon Cowell’s offer of a record deal and signed with producer Steve Lillywhite, whose credits include U2 and The Rolling Stones.

Cowell, 62, said in a statement: “I first saw Darius on TV over 20 years ago and got to know him very well. He was charismatic, funny and just wonderful to be with.

“For someone so young, his death was an absolute tragedy and my heart goes out to his family and friends.”