Former American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dead at 35

Michael Johns died unexpectedly after an apparent blood clot formed in his ankle.
1:44 | 08/04/14

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Transcript for Former American Idol Finalist Michael Johns Dead at 35
And this tragic death of American idol finalist, Michael Johns. Just over 35 years old, died suddenly on Friday, and they're trying to figure out why. We have the latest. ? Reporter: He's the former American idol finalist who's soulful voice won over a legion of fans. This morning Michael Johns' fans are devastated by as I shocking end, an apparent blood clot in his ankle. He was found dead on Sunday on a friend's couch in southern California, just one day after the 35-year-old Australian crooner went to the doctor complaining of leg pain. He was given the okay to go home. The symptoms tend to include pain which can be dull, a ropey or record-like feeling in the leg. Swelling. Reporter: Overnight, a family friend of Johns telling ABC news it is pure speculation as to his cause of death until we get the autopsy results. The autopsy will be performed later today. Putting a record out, and finally having a cd in my hands, pretty magic. Reporter: This morning as Simon Cowell and randy Jackson tweet their condolences, his family tells us it is devastated bit passing of their beloved Michael. The singer was working on releasing a new album this year. For "Good morning America," ve"america." So sad. And Lara has the morning me

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