Darius Campbell Danesh’s emotional final performance revealed as he surprises fan months before his death | The Sun

DARIUS Campbell Danesh’s emotional final performance has been revealed as he surprised a fan months before his death.

Yesterday it was revealed that the star – who is best known for his stint on Pop Idol in 2001 – was found dead in his US apartment on August 11.

Tributes for the singer soon came flooding in, with the likes of Simon Cowell and Gareth Gates paying their respects.

Many fans will have his iconic audition of Britney Spears' Baby One More Time for a role on Popstars to look back on.

Phones4U boss John Cauldwell has something extra special to look back on.

Darius visited his housebound mum and serenaded her in bed with his rendition of Nessum Dorma.


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Businessman John shared the touching footage with his 70.7k followers on Instagram.

He captioned the post: "REST IN PEACE, DARIUS.

"I am unbelievably shocked and devastated by the news of Darius Campbell Danesh’s premature death at the age of only 41.

"I was lucky to know Darius, who was one of my mother’s favourite singers. In the many years that Mum was housebound, Darius visited her several times to serenade her in her bedroom. Mum would join in while beaming ear to ear.

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"When Mum passed away earlier this year, it meant the world to me and the family to have Darius sing at her memorial service, a spine-tingling rendition of Hallelujah. He flew back specially from America for it.

"That was only four months ago, and in less than two months, Darius was due to perform at my own 70th birthday party.

"I cannot believe that this vibrant young man is now gone. He always seemed the picture of good health and good cheer, amazingly kind and amazingly talented. A man with a huge heart.

"Watching these videos again of Darius with Mum brings tears to my eyes. If there’s an afterlife, I hope they can reunite for another duet.

"My deepest condolences to Darius’ family, friends and many fans.

"Rest in peace, @official_darius_campbell."

The last picture of Darius- taken on June 9 -before his tragic death was him out with Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.

The pair both went barefoot as they hung out in Malibu close to where fellow Scotsman Gerard lives.

Darius' family announced today that he has died at the age of 41.

While his cause of his death isn't known, US cops have said there are no suspicious circumstances.

The singer had escaped death previously after being involved in a car crash in Spain and slipping into a coma after contracting meningitis when he drank water from the Thames.

A statement released by his family today reads: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

"Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners' office.

"The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances.

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"The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.

"We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother."

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