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Michael Johns, 'American Idol' Alum, Dead At 35

08/02/2014 05:03 pm ET | Updated Aug 03, 2014

A former "American Idol" contestant has died.

Multiple sources told The Hollywood Reporter that season 7 alum Michael Johns is dead at 35. The Australian-born singer -- born Michael John Lee -- is believed to have died from a blood clot in his ankle.

An administrator of his fan page, Michael Johns Online, confirmed the news of his death on Twitter.

Johns appeared on the singing competition show in 2008, and finished in eighth place. After the contest, he went on to release an album in 2009 entitled "Hold Back My Heart." He also released a three-song EP, "Love and Sex," in 2012.

The singer is survived by his wife, Stacey Vuduris, whom he married in 2007, according to TMZ.

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