Pop Idol and West End star Darius Campbell Danesh dies

Singer and actor Darius Campbell Danesh, has died at the age of 41.

The cause of death is not known, but his family said he was found in his US apartment.

He rose to fame on ITV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol two decades ago.

The Scot came third on Pop Idol behind Will Young and Gareth Gates in 2002.

He reached number one in the UK later that year with Colourblind, while his album Dive In reached the top 10.

After his chart breakthrough, he went on to become a West End star.

He appearing in musicals like Chicago and the Olivier Award-winning Guys and Dolls.