A US medical examiner has confirmed that Scottish singer and West End star Darius Campbell Danesh died from respiratory arrest caused by inhaling chlorethone.
Former pop idol The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the participant’s death an accident after Campbell Danesh was found in his Rochester apartment last month.
His family revealed that the singer suffered from chronic neck pain after a car accident in 2010, an injury he previously spoke about in an interview.
In 2010, Campbell Danesh was a Porsche passenger when he crashed into a wall at 70 mph after skidding on oil while on a Spanish holiday in Spain.
He was treated with daily physical therapy, but he refused the surgery recommended by the doctors because he feared it would damage his vocal cords.
Campbell Danesh was found unconscious in his Rochester apartment on August 11, according to a statement from his family.
Campbell Danesh was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and an Iranian father. He first appeared in the talent format. pop stars two decades ago before finishing third in the first UK pop idol on ITV behind Will Young and Gareth Gates, winning over fans with a hit format that put him on the map.
He then released the No. 1 single “Colourblind” and his debut album Immersion reached the top ten in the UK. He released another album Live twice in 2004.
Campbell Danesh then rose to fame as a West End star, appearing in films such as Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Funny Girl as well as Gone With the Wind. In 2017, he nearly died after drinking sewage from the Thames and contracting meningitis.
He married Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge in 2011; they divorced two years later.