I honestly don’t know how to do this. I don’t.
Like all of you, I am saddened and shocked by the recent passing of Michael Johns.
According to his website and numerous reports, Michael passed away from a blood clot in his ankle on Saturday, August 2nd.
I am assuming that his death was completely unexpected and I can only imagine how painful and agonizing this must be for his family, friends and fans from around the world.
I know that his death has impacted me in a strong way.
I remember meeting him at the Toronto performance of the American Idol Season 7 tour. What a sweet, genuine and gracious young man. Loaded with charisma and a beautiful singing voice, he finished 8th in the Season 7 competition of American Idol.
However, he went on to enjoy ever-growing success in the music business and was often seen performing under the tutelage of David Foster.
FOX network and Idol producers Fremantle Media North America and 19 Entertainment said in a statement on Saturday:
“”Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing,” . “He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Our deepest condolences are extended to his family. Our heart and our prayers go out to you. R.I.P. Michael. Gone to soon. XO