Scottish singer-songwriter, actor, and film producer Darius Campbell Danesh has died at the age of 41.
Former Pop Idol star was found dead in his US apartment, in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11, 2022.
Darius Campbell Danesh cause of death.
Autopsy documents from the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office listed “toxic effects of chloroethane” as well as “suffocation” as having contributed to his death.
Chloroethane, commonly known as ethyl chloride, is a colourless, flammable gas or refrigerated liquid with a faintly sweet odour.
It became popular as a street drug in the 1980s, with inhalation causing dizziness, euphoria and hallucinations.
The death was ruled an accident by the medical examiner. Previously, a statement released by Campbell Danesh’s family said local police had found “no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances”.
Darius Campbell Danesh funeral
A private funeral was held for Campbell Danesh on 25 August 2022 at a church in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden, which was attended by family members and close friends, including Gerard Butler
The singer-songwriter and actor – known as Darius Danesh when he made his first bid for fame on ITV show Popstars in 2001 – also appeared on the first Pop Idol, which was won by Will Young.
After Pop Idol, Campbell Danesh turned down Simon Cowell’s offer of a record deal and signed with producer Steve Lillywhite, whose credits include U2 and the Rolling Stones.
Darius Campbell Danesh wife
After moving to the States, Darius met Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge.
Darius fell in love with the star – famous for her role in the 1995 Sci-Fi horror Species.
They had first dated in 2004 and had an on-off engagement until 2010 before finally tying the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2011. But the couple filed for divorce in 2013.
Darius Campbell Danesh children
Darius never had any children of his own. However when he married Natasha in 2011 – he became a stepdad to her two sons.
Darius Campbell Danesh net worth
Before his untimely demise, Scottish musician Darius Campbell amassed a fortune estimated at over $15 million. To give you an idea, Campbell was estimated to have earned a fortune of US$16 million before his untimely death.