After Darius Campbell Danesh passed away at the age of 41, Ant and Dec paid their respects

After Darius Campbell Danesh passed away at the age of 41, Ant and Dec paid their respects ...

Following his tragic passing, Ant and Dec have shared a touching tribute to Darius Campbell Danesh.

After he was discovered in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday (August 16), it was confirmed that the singer had died at the age of 41.

"We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh at such a tragic young age."

"On his Pop Idol journey, we had many laughs with him. Our thoughts go out to his wonderful family. #RIP."

Nicki Chapman, the judge of Pop Idol, also shared a tweet saying: "There will only ever be one Darius Campbell Danesh."

"A true gentleman with a kind soul and mischievous tinkle in his eye, from his memorable first audition on Popstars to him inviting me to see him perform on the West End stage."

Gareth Gates also paid a touching tribute, posting a picture from their time together on Pop Idol.

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"I'm devastated by the news of my dear friend Darius' passing. "Darius took me under his wing during our time on Pop Idol, always looking out for me, and for that I thank you, my friend."

"I will miss our conversations." He was one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and gentle people I ever knew. A spirit that enlivened every room.

"Good bye, my friend. Forever in my heart x."

Darius' family issued a sad statement, saying, "We are deeply sorry that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh."

"Darius was discovered unresponsive in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was declared dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners' office.

"The local police department has confirmed that there were no indications of intent or suspicious circumstances. At this time, the cause of his sudden death is unknown, although medical examinations are continuing.

"We request that you respectfully respect our wishes for privacy at this time as we come to terms with the tragic death of our son and brother."