Beloved singer Darius Campbell Danesh’s cause of death was revealed after he was found dead at his Minnesota apartment last month.
The 41-year-old Scottish vocal sensation, who appeared on “Pop Idol,” died from “inhalation of chloroethane,” the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.
Autopsy results listed “toxic effects of chloroethane” and “suffocation” which led to his sudden death, ITV reports.
The death was ruled an accident by the coroner.
Danesh first orbited toward stardom thanks to his rendition of the Britney Spears’ hit track “…Baby One More Time” in 2001 as a cast member on reality show “Popstars.”
Soon after, he auditioned for “Pop Idol” — the precursor to “American Idol” — and became one of the final three contestants.
Danesh’s family revealed details of his “sudden” death.
In their statement, Danesh’s loved ones said police found “no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances.”
He was found “unresponsive in bed in his apartment room,” according to his family.
The year following his reality TV fame, the singer inked a deal with Mercury Records and released two solo albums — “Dive in” and “Live Twice” — from 2002 to 2004.
Danesh’s debut single “Colourblind” topped the UK singles chart for two weeks in July 2002.
Later in life he also starred in many British Broadway West End productions, including as Billy Flynn in “Chicago,” Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls” and Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind.”
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