Darius Campbell-Danesh found dead aged 41

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16 Aug 2022, 1:11 pm

This has really shocked me. I remember him in the first Pop Idol with Will Young and Gareth Gates, it was 2002. Darius seemed such a nice guy, maybe a bit troubled but this is still shocking.


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16 Aug 2022, 1:40 pm

I've never heard of this person-----but he passed away too young.



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16 Aug 2022, 4:38 pm

He was Scottish, quite a well known singer and actor in Britain. I don't like it when the news says 'he was found dead'. It suggests there was no one who cared about them if someone is 'found dead'.

Yes, 41 is far too young.


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16 Aug 2022, 10:51 pm

Are you familiar with another famous Scottish singer: Donovan?

I used to enjoy his songs even before I knew he did them.

“Atlantis,” especially the beginning, is one of my favorites.



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17 Aug 2022, 5:33 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Are you familiar with another famous Scottish singer: Donovan?

I used to enjoy his songs even before I knew he did them.

“Atlantis,” especially the beginning, is one of my favorites.


I've heard vaguely of Donovan.

They haven't said the cause of death for Darius yet, so I'm hoping it wasn't suicide or drugs, which would have meant he was unhappy. Hopefully it was natural causes and he died peacefully in his sleep.


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17 Aug 2022, 1:05 pm

Donovan did "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy-Gurdy Man"

He was from the psychedelic era.



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17 Aug 2022, 1:12 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Donovan did "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy-Gurdy Man"

He was from the psychedelic era.


That's great.

But this is a thread about the death of Darius, let's respect him by staying on topic :)


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17 Aug 2022, 1:22 pm

I humbly beg your forgiveness :)



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17 Aug 2022, 6:57 pm

Sorry for being so flippant....

You probably have strong feelings for this person.



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17 Aug 2022, 9:31 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Donovan did "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy-Gurdy Man"

He was from the psychedelic era.


I like his music. It's good music.


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17 Aug 2022, 9:32 pm

It's very sad that Darius had to die so young.


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18 Aug 2022, 5:15 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Sorry for being so flippant....

You probably have strong feelings for this person.


If you look up Darius online, you'll see a lot of British people are shocked and upset.

Just think though, if you posted about a celebrity who had died young and you were shocked, you wouldn't like it if someone came along and changed the subject to another celebrity who had absolutely nothing to do with them. :idea:


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18 Aug 2022, 5:16 am

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It's very sad that Darius had to die so young.


Yes and it's mysterious. It doesn't seem to be suicide or drugs, it seems to be natural causes, at 41?? He was staying at an apartment near the Mayo Clinic, they suspect he was being treated for something but didn't make it. Very strange.


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18 Aug 2022, 5:22 am

KitLily wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
Sorry for being so flippant....

You probably have strong feelings for this person.


If you look up Darius online, you'll see a lot of British people are shocked and upset.

Just think though, if you posted about a celebrity who had died young and you were shocked, you wouldn't like it if someone came along and changed the subject to another celebrity who had absolutely nothing to do with them. :idea:



I would’ve have minded. But you didn’t care for it. That’s the most important thing.



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18 Aug 2022, 5:27 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
KitLily wrote:
Just think though, if you posted about a celebrity who had died young and you were shocked, you wouldn't like it if someone came along and changed the subject to another celebrity who had absolutely nothing to do with them. :idea:



I would’ve have minded. But you didn’t care for it. That’s the most important thing.


When someone dies, it's respectful not to change the topic to something irrelevant.


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18 Aug 2022, 5:40 am

Here is more information about the singer and actor, Darius Campbell Danesh.

Darius: The singer who turned down Simon Cowell and still got to No1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62576112

Darius Campbell Danesh obituary
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/ ... h-obituary

Darius Campbell Danesh death updates – Tributes flood in as Pop Idol singer passes away age 41 with cause unknown https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... -tributes/


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