"American Idol" alum Michael Johns is being mourned by fans and friends who loved the 35-year-old singer.
The show's former judges – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson – who watched the Australian rocker's rise to fame on Season 7, as well as actors, "Idol" alums, and fellow musicians, hit Twitter to share their condolences over Johns' death.
Simon Cowell: I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away. A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael.
Gavin Rossdale: What a terrible shock - rip #MichaelJohns Such a Great guy
Nia Vardalos: Michael Johns, RIP sweet gentle man.
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
Kevin McKidd: #michaeljohns has died very suddenly- he was becoming a good friend, am so sad to hear this news - all my thoughts are with his family
So Sad. Too soon. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. RIP Michael Johns— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) August 3, 2014
Chris Mann: Very sad to hear about the passing of @michael_johns. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times. He will be missed.
Lee DeWyze: So sad to hear the news about Michael Johns passing away. He was a really nice guy, and a great talent. My prayers go out to his family.
@michael_johns u will be missed! 😢— Joey Fatone (@realjoeyfatone) August 2, 2014
Dash Mihok: Cannot believe my friend @michael_johns has passed. He was an incredibly beautiful soul and he wore it on his vocal chords.
Ace Young: We lost a true, honest friend. @michael_johns was a great man. Please send prayers to his wife Stacey and their families.
Michael Sarver: I’m completely overwhelmed by the news of my good friend Michael Johns death right now! RIP my friend. You will truly be missed. WOW!!
Devastated to hear about the passing of my dear friend and fellow Idol Michael Johns.. Thank you for… http://t.co/rLUK7cFHvx— Katie Stevens (@thekatiestevens) August 2, 2014
Michael Orland: I'm very sad about my pal Michael Johns - he was a talented guy and I loved him and his talent very much.
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