Singer-songwriter Michael Johns (see photos) reached the finals of "American Idol" in 2008. Johns, who hailed from Australia, died on Aug. 2 at age 35. David Cook, who won the "Idol" crown that year, mourned his fellow contestant, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm completely gutted for his family, including his wife, Stacey. I hope they can find at least some small amount of solace in the fact that he made mine and many others' lives so much better by having known him."
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