A former contestant on American Idol passed away suddenly on Friday and fans are feeling the loss.

TMZ has confirmed that Michael Johns from season 7 on American Idol died Friday at the age of 35.

A rep for the singer's fan site tweeted the following message to fans


The singer's death is reportedly believed to be from a blood clot in his ankle, though more details have not come to light just yet.

Johns had been getting back to the studio to work on new music just last month according to his own twitter page...

He had been married to Stacey Vuduris is 2007.