Former "" contestant died Friday, August 1. His manager confirmed his passing in a statement, "It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns."
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."