Darius Campbell Danesh ‘went off the grid just before his death’ as ​​friends claim they are ‘concerned’

Darius Campbell Danesh ‘went off the grid just before his death’ as ​​friends claim they are ‘concerned’

Darius Campbell Danesh “went off the grid shortly before he died,” friends of the star claimed Sunday.

The singer was found unresponsive on August 11 in a room in the Berkman apartment complex across from the Mayo Clinic’s specialty treatment center in Rochester, where he checked in under the name Morgan Brown.

According to The Sun, friends of Darius were allegedly “concerned” when they struggled to get in touch with him in the months leading up to his death.

‘Concerned’: Darius Campbell Danesh ‘went off the grid shortly before his death,’ friends of the star claimed on Sunday

A source said: “Someone got in touch with me to say, ‘Can you try to contact Darius? It’s gone off the grid and I’m worried.”

The pal explained how “unusual” the behavior was for the singer, who took nearly two weeks to reply to the texts.

“When he came back the reply was ‘thanks for reaching out, love and sorry for the late reply’. It was very strange,” the source explained.

Tragic: The pal explained how the behavior was 'unusual' for the singer, who took almost two weeks to reply to the text message (pictured on Pop Idol in 2002)

Tragic: The pal explained how the behavior was ‘unusual’ for the singer, who took almost two weeks to reply to the text message (pictured on Pop Idol in 2002)

They continued: “It was like talking to a stranger. I spoke to him afterwards but he seemed a bit lost.

The friend went on to say that Darius explained that he was taking some time off to focus on himself.

Local Rochester Police said there was “no evidence of intent or suspicious circumstances” and are awaiting toxicology results, which could take up to two months

Darius from Glasgow lived at the Berkman Apartments where he died under the name of his close friend Gerard Butler’s girlfriend, Morgan Brown.

Hotel: Darius from Glasgow lived at the Berkman Apartments where he died under the name of his close friend Gerard Butler's girlfriend, Morgan Brown

Hotel: Darius from Glasgow lived at the Berkman Apartments where he died under the name of his close friend Gerard Butler’s girlfriend, Morgan Brown

Sad: The West End star was found unresponsive in a US apartment across from the Mayo Clinic's specialist treatment center (pictured) on August 11

Sad: The West End star was found unresponsive in a US apartment across from the Mayo Clinic’s specialist treatment center (pictured) on August 11

He has been close friends with Gerard, a fellow Scottish man, in recent months and was one of the last people pictured with him before his death.

The Mayo Clinic is described as Rochester’s “premier destination for elegant short- and long-term furnished suites and living spaces.”

The majority of the residents of the block work or are being treated at the Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys campus – it’s unclear if he was treated at the medical facility.

Friends: He was close friends with Gerard Butler, a fellow Scottish man, and he was among the last people pictured with him before his death (Darius and Gerard pictured).

Friends: He was close friends with Gerard Butler, a fellow Scottish man, and he was among the last people pictured with him before his death (Darius and Gerard pictured).

Alias: Darius had checked into the apartment complex under the name of Gerard's girlfriend Morgan Brown (Gerard and Morgan pictured in 2019)

Alias: Darius had checked into the apartment complex under the name of Gerard’s girlfriend Morgan Brown (Gerard and Morgan pictured in 2019)

Opened in 1889, the medical facility has 70 operating rooms, ten intensive care units, and 1,265 beds and specializes in cardiac care, transplants, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation.

A police spokesman said: “The investigation into the cause of death is still pending. There is no known threat to the public.’

A heartbreaking police 911 call revealed the moment the star was found unresponsive at the apartment block.

The Rochester Police Department said it responded to a “call from a deceased person” at The Berkman at 11:53 a.m. on Aug. 11, and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s office identified the person as Darius.

An 911 call was reportedly made when a “medical” team was called for a “possibly deceased” person.

Another call was allegedly made minutes later by an operator who said: “You don’t have to answer. We are waiting for RPD [Rochester Police Department] arrive at the crime scene. We secure the residence.«

Darius was believed to be just weeks away from a reunion tour with his former Pop Idol co-stars, with sources close to him claiming he was very “excited” about the homecoming and comeback trip to the UK .

Stars of the show from around the world, including Queen singer and American Idol winner Adam Lambert, are set to be invited back to Thames TV filming at the Criterion Theater in London’s West End, The Sun has reported.

RIP: The singer (pictured in May 2018) sparked concern among friends when he went offline shortly before his death

RIP: The singer (pictured in May 2018) sparked concern among friends when he went offline shortly before his death