American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

Three months after his sudden passing, Michael Johns’s cause of death has finally been released.

The former American Idol contestant died of natural causes as the result of a disease called dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged, the Orange County coroner’s office tells PEOPLE.

Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

News of Michael Johns’s death came as a shock in August. A month and a half later, his family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate his life in music.

Loved Ones Say Goodbye to American Idol's Michael Johns

A small group of loved ones gathered for a private ceremony in memory of American Idol finalist Michael Johns at Los Angeles’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday

Johns’s family began traveling from his native Australia to be with his wife, interior designer Stacey Vuduris, shortly after they learned of the singer’s sudden death from a blood clot on Aug. 1.

Friends Remember Michael Johns: 'There Were So Many People Who Loved Him'

As fans mourn the death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns, his loved ones are coming together to remember the charismatic musician.

How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

The shocking death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns left his family, friends and fans reeling – and left many wondering about what caused it.

Michael Johns Wanted to Show America He Had 'Something to Say'

Michael Johns was at a crossroads: take advantage of his tennis scholarship in his native Australia, or pack his bags for a chance to make it big as a singer in America.

After talking to one of his favorite bands backstage, the answer was clear, and Johns soon found himself moving to a small town in Georgia.

But success in the spotlight didn’t come easy – and it took years of highs and lows before Johns finally earned a spot on season 7 of American Idol.

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.