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Scottish singer found dead in Rochester apartment

The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that 41-year-old Scottish performer Darius Campbell Danesh was found dead at 11:53 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2022, in The Berkman Apartments, 217 14th Ave. SW.

Darius Campbell Danesh arrives at the "Suicide Squad" European Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
Darius Campbell Danesh arrives at the "Suicide Squad" European Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
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ROCHESTER — A 41-year-old Scottish singer and stage actor was found dead in a hotel by Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital.

The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that Darius Campbell Danesh was found dead at 11:53 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2022, in The Berkman Apartments, 217 14th Ave. SW.

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“The investigation into the cause of his death is still pending. There is no known threat to the public,” according to a statement from the police department.

In addition to what caused his death, it is unknown how long Campbell Danesh had been at The Berkman or why he was in Rochester. Management of The Berkman declined discussing Campbell Danesh or his death.

The Scottish singer was known in the United Kingdom as stepping onto the public stage by appearing in two UK reality music competitions “Pop Stars” in 2001 and “Pop Idol” in 2002.

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He hit the top spot on the UK music charts in 2002 with the song, “Colourblind.” In 2004, he published a book titled “Sink or Swim" about his experiences in the music industry.

Campbell Danesh performed in a variety of London stage productions from 2005 to 2015, including “Chicago,” “Funny Girl”, and “Guys and Dolls.”

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Jeff Kiger writes a daily column, "Heard Around Rochester," in addition to writing articles about local businesses, Mayo Clinic, IBM, Hormel Foods, Crenlo and others. He has worked in Rochester for the Post Bulletin since 1999. Send tips to jkiger@postbulletin.com or via Twitter to @whereskiger . You can call him at 507-285-7798.
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