Darius Danesh, the singer and actor who rose to fame on Popstars and Pop Idol, has died at the age of 41.
A statement from the Scottish star’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.
Danesh said he based his portrayal of Chicago’s scheming lawyer Billy Flynn on his old mentor and Pop Idol judge, Cowell.
In 2002, Danesh came third on Pop Idol behind Will Young and Gareth Gates.
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