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Scottish singer and actor found dead in Rochester apartment


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — International singer and actor Darius Campbell-Danesh, 41, was found dead in his Rochester apartment last week.

According to the Rochester Police Department (RPD), he responded to a call from a deceased person at 11:53 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Berkman Apartments located at 217 14th Ave. SW.

The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the person as Darius Campbell-Denesh.

FILE – Darius Campbell Danesh appears at the after party for the opening night of the musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at the Savoy Hotel in London April 2, 2014. Campbell Danesh, who shot to fame in 2001 in the British reality show ‘Pop Idol’ and topped the UK music charts the following year with his single ‘Colourblind’, has died aged 41. His family said Tuesday he was found unconscious in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on August 11 and pronounced dead by the local medical examiners office. The family says the cause of death has not yet been determined.(Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, file)

Campbell-Denesh first rose to prominence in 2001 after taking part in UK talent show Popstars. A year later, he was elected to the final of the British Pop Idol music competition.

The investigation into the cause of his death is still ongoing.

There is no known threat to the public.

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