Scottish singer found dead in Rochester hotel
The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that 41-year-old Scottish performer Darius Campbell Danesh was found dead at 11:53 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in The Berkman.
ROCHESTER — A 41-year-old Scottish singer and stage actor was found dead in an apartment 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. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in The Berkman, 217 14th Ave. SW.
“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. Berkman management declined to discuss Campbell Danesh or his death.
The Scottish singer was known in the United Kingdom as stepping onto the public stage by appearing in two U.K. reality music competitions, “Pop Stars” in 2001 and “Pop Idol” in 2002.
He hit the top spot on the U.K. 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.”