Tributes have been paid to the Australian singer and 2008 American Idol contestant Michael Johns, who has died at the age of 35.
It is believed that Johns died after suffering a blood clot in his ankle.
In a statement, his family said: "Our family is devastated by the passing of our beloved Michael, a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.
"We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from all corners of the globe. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and respect our need to grieve privately in this difficult time."
A tribute on the American Idol Facebook page read: "Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a part of our American Idol family and he will be truly missed.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."
What a terrible shock - rip #MichaelJohns Such a Great guy— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) August 3, 2014
I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away. A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 3, 2014
I'm heartbroken over the loss of @michael_johns.His enormous talent, gigantic heart & infectious personality will live in my heart forever.— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) August 3, 2014
Sad news for the idol family…one of our own @Michael_Johns passed away. A consistently kind guy with talent for days. We’ll miss you— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 3, 2014
Devastated to hear the news of #michaeljohns passing. Extremely talented and a very sweet man. Too young. RIP. Xo— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) August 2, 2014
Michael Johns. Huge loss. Enormous talent and one of the last of the great personalities. So much fun. Our love and sympathy to the family.— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) August 2, 2014
My friend @michael_johns passed yesterday. Please keep his family in your prayers. He was a wonderful, kind spirit that brought joy to all.— Bo Bice (@OfficialBoBice) August 2, 2014
I don't even know what to say or how to feel. I was so strong yesterday but today I'm just a mess. My buddy is gone forever. #MichaelJohns— Carly Smithson (@CarlySmithson) August 3, 2014