HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- American Idol
finalist Michael Johns died Friday due to a blood clot in his ankle, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed
. He was 35.
The Australian appeared on Season 7 of the reality singing competition in 2008.
The then-29-year-old auditioned for the show singing I've Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding.
He is survived by a wife, Stacey.
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