Exclusive Details 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.
Johns finished eighth when he competed on Fox's singing competition show back in 2008.
Sources tell us he had twisted his ankle earlier and was in a great amount of pain.American Idol contestants of yore as well as former judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson expressed their condolences on Twitter: m/mdoolittle/status/, below, enjoy one of Johns most memorable."I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away he tweeted Saturday.It was released in 2009.Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox! They married in 2007.
"He had complained about his leg hurting him, he thought it might be a blood clot miss universe 2015 contestants list wiki because it had bruised pretty badly and he never hurt his leg.".
It appears the ankle injury triggered the clot.
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Photos: Stars gone too soon.Image copyright AP Image caption Michael Johns was 29 - the upper age limit - when he auditioned for American Idol in 2008.No cause of death was given, however Hollywood Reporter said it was due to a blood clot in his ankle.I'm completely gutted for his family, including his wife, Stacey.Launch Gallery, loading comments.