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The Pop Idol reunion was just weeks away 💔

Pop Idol icon Darius Campbell Danesh was just weeks away from a reunion tour with his former co-stars when he was found unresponsive in his bed aged 41 as police continue to probe his mystery death.

Sources close to Darius claim he had been hugely ‘excited’ for his reported Pop Idol homecoming – and UK comeback trip – just weeks before he died.

Stars of the show, including Queen singer and American Idol winner Adam Lambert, were due to be invited back with Thames TV filming at the Criterion Theatre in the West End, reports the Sun. 

The showbiz world was rocked by news of the passing of the Scottish singer and actor who was found dead in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – although the cause of death remains unknown.

Police have said there were ‘no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances’ as of yet while they await toxicology reports as they investigate the death of the late Pop Idol star.

He lived in the US and had been in a relationship with Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge. The couple married in 2011 at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, but had since divorced.

His former wife broke her silence to mourn his passing and in a short statement released yesterday she wrote: ‘There are no words Darius… only Love Love Love. Forever Janam.’

It comes as Simon Cowell, 63, led the tributes to the late singer he first met in 2002 when he finished in third place on Pop Idol, as the music mogul released a statement honouring the star who passed exactly 20 years after he topped the charts with his critically-acclaimed single Colourblind.

Darius famously turned down a record deal from Mr Cowell but the two have remained friendly over the years and reunited at an X Factor party and taping. It was also revealed the late star recently visited Simon’s home in Malibu for the evening to attend the party and judges’ homes taping.

Simon told MailOnline: ‘I first saw Darius on television over 20 years ago and I got to know him really well. He was charismatic, funny and just a great person to be with.

‘His passing, for someone so young, is an absolute tragedy and my heart goes out to his family and friends.’

Among the last people to be pictured with Darius before his death was actor and friend Gerard Butler, who had frequented Rochester, Minnesota – a small urban city with a population of around 117,000 – in recent months.

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