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Caudwell Children pay their respects to their beloved friend, Darius Campbell Danesh

The Scottish singer sadly passed away on 11th August at the age of 41, he was a devoted supporter of Caudwell Children and hosted several fundraising events for the charity, including the Cheshire Ladies Lunch.

Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive of the charity said “Like everybody I was in a state of shock when I heard the devastating news.

“The shocking news came through to me whilst I was working with the children and families, whom he cared deeply for and tirelessly supported.

“Words cannot express how I feel about such a loss, not only to me but to everyone that was touched by Darius’ light and kindness.”


Darius shot to fame when he stared in the popular talent competition, Popstars, back in 2001 and then later appeared on the British version of Pop Idol where he came third. The talented star’s debut single, Colourblind was released in July 2002 and went straight to number one. More recently he moved into theatre roles, appearing in West Ends shows like Chicago and Funny Girl.

Darius was a close friend to John Caudwell, founder of Caudwell Children. When John’s mother was housebound, the singer came to visit and sang to her in her bedroom. When John’s mother passed away, he flew back from America so he could sing at her memorial service where he sang an emotional rendition of Hallelujah.

The singer was due to perform at John Caudwell’s 70th birthday party in October. For more information please contact:
Ashok Kalia – Director of Marketing & Communications
m 07901 575 459 t 01782 433 919