American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

American Idol finalist Michael Johns died Friday from a blood clot in his ankle, according to his website and various reports.

The Australian-born singer, 35, had finished eighth on Season 7 of the singing competition in 2008.

“It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns,” the administrator of his website Tweeted on Saturday.