The season seven finalist died yesterday of a blood clot in his ankle, The Hollywood Reporter explains.
“Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a part of our AMERICAN IDOL family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” read a statement posted on the show’s official Facebook page.
Johns leaves behind his wife of seven years, Stacey. The couple met in 2003 and married four years later.