This is just so so so sad!  Michael Johns, a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, has died at the age of 35, according to THR. The singer-songwriter reportedly died from a blood clot in his ankle on Friday. Michael placed eighth on American Idol in 2007.  Michael is survived by his wife Stacey Vuduris, who he married in 2007.  

Many former Idols expressed their condolences to Michael, including Simon and Paula. Click here to see them.