Gerard Butler has said he is “devastated” after the sudden death of his “brother in arms” Darius Campbell Danesh.
The Scottish singer-songwriter and actor announced Tuesday that his family had died in the United States at the age of 41.
Sharing a photo of the two laughing together online, Butler commented with the caption: My thoughts and love go out to his amazing mom and dad Avril and Booth, and to his two amazing siblings, Aria and Cyrus.
“Those lucky enough to meet Darius for more than a few minutes were deeply moved by his infectious laughter and barely irrepressible zest for life.
“He was always armed with a smile, a booming voice and a genuinely warm hug that most people couldn’t resist and didn’t want to resist!!! He was a singer whose singing voice resounded in the soul, and an actor with a strong presence.
“But most importantly, he had the heart of a lion. It was bigger and brighter than the sun, and its energy was so contagious that it could light up a room in seconds.” .”
The singer was known as Darius Danesh in 2001 when he first tried to fame on the ITV show Popstars.
He also appeared in the inaugural series of Pop Idol, which was won by Will Young, and after finishing third in the show, Campbell Danesh turned down Simon Cowell’s offer of a record deal, becoming the music giant. Signed Steve Lillywhite.
Best known for films such as 300, Law Abiding Citizen, Olympus Has Fallen and its sequels, Butler, 51, said his friends inspire him to “inspire others to better themselves”. He said he was.
“Our boy Darius was always unwavering in his passion for life,” said Butler.
“But the greater constant was his dream to inspire others to better themselves. He spoke, but boy, did he take a walk? He He had such pure thoughts, deep wisdom, and a constant appreciation for people, for life, and compassion for all.
“His lighthearted, self-deprecating sense of humor (he was fucking funny) allowed him to remain humble. No), and his enduring commitment to serve the world at large, made him the perfect friend.
We are deeply saddened to hear that Darius Campbell Danesh passed away at such a tragic young age. We shared many laughs with him on his pop idol journey. Our hearts go out to his lovely family. #RIP 🙏
— antanddec (@antanddec) August 17, 2022
“He was both a role model and a mentor because he inspired those he loved to be the best version of themselves possible.
Mr Butler adds: Somewhere there, I believe, has some meaning, or meaning, to why he left us so early. Teach me to live with that open mind, put others first, and not take myself too seriously as we learn to traverse this unstable world we live in. If you can just give it to me, that might be enough.
“But something is telling me there are more waves to make than our boy Darius will make further. My heart aches so much. But from now on I will drum louder I’m going to celebrate life and its beautiful moments because my brother told me it was such a great way to do it.”
Iceman director Ariel Vroman responded to this post with the following:
Campbell Danesh’s debut single, Colourblind, was released in July 2002 and quickly climbed to number one, beginning a string of Top 10 releases.
After his death, the song re-entered the UK music charts, reaching the top spot on the iTunes downloads chart on Wednesday morning.
Campbell Danesh’s family said in a statement: “On August 11th, he was found unresponsive in his bed in an apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local coroner’s office.” Stated.
Local police confirmed that “there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances,” but the cause of his death is unknown at this stage, the family added.
Former Pop Idol judges Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, and first series runner-up Gareth Gates also paid tribute to Campbell Danesh following the news.