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Old 08-02-14, 03:48 PM
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Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

http://tvline.com/2014/08/02/michael...l-singer-dies/


In case the name doesn't ring a bell, here's one of his performances.

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That's so sad. I remember him, he was really talented.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

That's too bad. A stupid blood clot (assumed) taking away a young mans life
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

I'm sorry but given millions of people die each day in tragic circumstances, i have to ask , who ? and so ?

Don't want to sound harsh but to me this dudes death is no more deserving of a thread than the other obitituries in any local paper.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
I'm sorry but given millions of people die each day in tragic circumstances, i have to ask , who ? and so ?

Don't want to sound harsh but to me this dudes death is no more deserving of a thread than the other obitituries in any local paper.
Just because you don't care, it doesn't mean others don't. If Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood died, would you say who gives a fuck? Because millions of others die tragically every day? American Idol is still one of the most watched shows on TV despite it's decline and age.

Kind of ironic that you chose to respond to a thread about an Australian-born singer. I know Johns isn't well known, but he's still a notable contestant who most fans of Idol still remember.

For those who don't recall season 7, that was the season that David Cook won and was in the final 2 with David Archuleta. Johns finished in 8th place.

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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
Don't want to sound harsh but to me this dudes death is no more deserving of a thread than the other obitituries in any local paper.
Let's see.... yep, this is TV TALK.... and uh....yep, this guy was on TV....
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

Should be a poll.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

I remember Michael Johns, -I thought he was a real contender at first and one of my favorites of the bunch that year. He was certainly an antidote to the very Teen-Boy vibe that the much-hyped David Archeletta was bringing to the show; as a non-teen viewer I appreciated that. As I recall that was the season where most of the contestants were very seasoned, -they had a lot of stage experience before going onto the show. I think part of the problem was that Johns skewed "old" for that particular audience, as did Carly Smithson, who I believe went not too long after him.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

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I remember Michael Johns, -I thought he was a real contender at first and one of my favorites of the bunch that year. He was certainly an antidote to the very Teen-Boy vibe that the much-hyped David Archeletta was bringing to the show; as a non-teen viewer I appreciated that. As I recall that was the season where most of the contestants were very seasoned, -they had a lot of stage experience before going onto the show. I think part of the problem was that Johns skewed "old" for that particular audience, as did Carly Smithson, who I believe went not too long after him.
I remember him and Carly Smithson. I liked both of them in addition to the evenutal winner David Cook. I liked those three much more than the much hyped David Archuleta. Yeah, that season had contestants with stage experience and the show's producers were criticized for that. But seasoned performers have competed since season one.

It is sad that Michael who is still quite young has passed away.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

It's also sad that he went to the doctor the day before and they "didn't find anything" and sent him home. Aren't there tests that can be run to check for blood clots?
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

Yeah, Johns turned heads early with Bohemian Rhapsody but lost steam as the weeks went on. Still, it was surprising that he left as early as he did. I never liked Carly Smithson but Johns seemed like a nice guy.

Not the guy's fault at all, but we all snickered a bit during one sequence when they showed people who had left surprisingly early, and alongside Daughtry and some others they included Johns.

I actually have his first post-Idol album. Perfectly fine, but I didn't listen to it much.

RIP
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

5:00 PM PST -- Sources close to Michael Johns tell us he went to a doctor on Thursday to check out the pain he had been feeling in his ankle ... the swelling and bruising had made their way up to his leg.

Doctors didn't find any problems however -- so they cleared him to go home.

We're told the next afternoon at his friends apartment ... Johns' body was found on the couch unresponsive. When paramedics arrived, he was already dead.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz39JLtLg00
Doctor at fault here ?
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

I remember him from doing a good version of Simple Mind's "Don't You (Forget About Me)".

RIP.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

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It's also sad that he went to the doctor the day before and they "didn't find anything" and sent him home. Aren't there tests that can be run to check for blood clots?
Yes. You can do a blood test, called a D dimer. Ultrasound can also be used.

Also more extensive tests can be used, like MRI, and CAT scans.

I don't watch AI but it's pretty sad for anyone to go like this. Probably a pulmonary embolism.
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Re: Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns dead at age 35

Wonder if they just didn't test for it, or they somehow just missed it.

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