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Lauren Cheek, Darius Campbell Danesh’s secret girlfriend, breaks the silence about their relationship

Darius Campbell Danesh’s heartbroken girlfriend paid a touching tribute to the late singer following his death in August this year

Lauren Cheek, whose identity was unknown until now, was in a relationship with the star in the last months of his life before his shock death.

The Pop Idol alum, who rose to fame in the 2002 version of the show, was found dead in his Minnesota apartment near the Mayo Clinic on August 11 at the age of 41.

Love: Darius Campbell’s heartbroken girlfriend paid a touching tribute to the late singer following his death in August this year

Lauren shared photos of the couple together and wrote a tribute to her “soulmate and best friend” in a tender message.

The photos showed Darius kissing and cuddling his girlfriend on the cheek in snaps taken during their time in California and Edinburgh.

One photo showed The Scotsman and his partner visiting Edinburgh Castle.

Tragic: Lauren Cheek, Whose Identity Was Unknown Until Now, Was In A Relationship With The Star In The Last Months Of His Life Before His Shock Death

Tragic: Lauren Cheek, whose identity was unknown until now, was in a relationship with the star in the last months of his life before his shock death

American Lauren is a businesswoman who runs a creative agency for women. She captioned the images: “My best friend, my love, my soul mate – and now my angel.”

She said, “Nothing can put into words the pain and shock I feel without you. It just still doesn’t feel real. I love you forever and ever.”

Darius’ close friend Chris Cochran claimed he had been in a loving relationship before his death.

Heartbreaking: The Pop Idol Alum, Who Rose To Fame In The 2002 Version Of The Show, Was Found Dead On August 11 At The Age Of 41 In His Minnesota Apartment Near The Mayo Clinic

Heartbreaking: The Pop Idol alum, who rose to fame in the 2002 version of the show, was found dead on August 11 at the age of 41 in his Minnesota apartment near the Mayo Clinic

Tribute: Lauren Shared Photos Of The Couple Together And Wrote Them As A Tribute To Her 'Soulmate And Best Friend' In A Tender Message

Tribute: Lauren shared photos of the couple together and wrote them as a tribute to her ‘soulmate and best friend’ in a tender message

Chris said: ‘He was in a relationship with an old friend that he started dating again. He was not depressed. He was happy. Everything went well.’

He claimed that in a message Darius sent in July, he described Lauren as, “the angel in my life…my love, the woman I listen to and trust.”

Darius suffered from chronic neck pain after a car accident in 2010 and Chris had taught him to use breathwork to cope.

Relationship: The Photos Showed Darius Kissing And Cuddling His Girlfriend On The Cheek In Snaps Taken During Their Time In California And Edinburgh

Relationship: The photos showed Darius kissing and cuddling his girlfriend on the cheek in snaps taken during their time in California and Edinburgh

An autopsy stated that Darius’s cause of death was due to inhalation of the anesthetic chloroethane, which can be used as a recreational drug.

Chris insisted, “I feel like he’s been misrepresented. He was not a drug user. He was a great person who wanted to change the world.’

The family previously said he suffered from “chronic neck pain” after a car accident in 2010.

American Lauren Is A Businesswoman Who Runs A Women'S Creative Agency, She Wrote Alongside The Images: 'My Best Friend, My Love, My Soul Mate - And Now My Angel'

American Lauren is a businesswoman who runs a women’s creative agency, she wrote alongside the images: ‘My best friend, my love, my soul mate – and now my angel’

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He died of “chloroethane inhalation,” the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed, and his death was ruled accidental by the medical examiner.

A statement from his family in September: ‘The results of medical examinations have confirmed that Darius’s death was an accident caused by chloroethane, which is used to treat pain and tragically leads to respiratory arrest.

Darius suffered from chronic neck pain after a car accident in 2010.

“We would like to thank everyone for their love and kindness, and ask that the family’s privacy is maintained during this difficult time.”

Report: His Family Said He Suffered From 'Chronic Neck Pain' After A Car Accident In 2010. Pictured With His Mother Dr Avril Danesh And Father Dr Booth Danesh

Report: His family said he suffered from ‘chronic neck pain’ after a car accident in 2010. Pictured with his mother Dr Avril Danesh and father Dr Booth Danesh

Tragic: The West End Star Was Found Dead In His Rochester, Minnesota Apartment Last Month Aged 41 (Pictured)

Tragic: The West End star was found dead in his Rochester, Minnesota apartment last month aged 41 (pictured)

A statement from the family previously said local police found “no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances.”

Darius, from Glasgow, lived in the Berkman Apartments, a two-year-old seven-story building.

It is described as Rochester’s premier address for elegant furnished suites for short and long term and living.

The majority of those living in the apartment building, which has about 270 long-term rentals and 75 short-term or night rentals, work or receive treatment at the Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Campus, which is across the street. It is not known if Danesh was under treatment.

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

Heartbroken: Darius Pictured With His Ex-Wife Natasha Henstridge And Her Two Sons

Heartbroken: Darius pictured with his ex-wife Natasha Henstridge and her two sons

A heartbreaking police call revealed the moment the star became unresponsive in the apartment building.

Rochester police said it was responding to a “call from a deceased person” at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 11 at The Berkman, and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the person as Darius.

According to reports, an emergency call was placed when a ‘medical’ team was called for a ‘possibly deceased’ person.

A few minutes later, another call was reportedly made by an operator who said, “They don’t have to answer. We’re waiting for RPD [Rochester Police Department] to arrive on site. We’ll secure the residence.’

Star Friends: One Of The Last People Pictured With Darius Before His Death Was Actor Gerard Butler (Pictured Right With His Friend In Malibu, California On June 11), Who Reportedly Moved To Rochester, Minnesota, In Recent Months Had Traveled

Star friends: One of the last people pictured with Darius before his death was actor Gerard Butler (pictured right with his friend in Malibu, California on June 11), who reportedly moved to Rochester, Minnesota, in recent months had traveled

Darius was thought to be just weeks away from a reunion tour with his former Pop Idol co-stars, with sources close to him claiming he had been extremely ‘excited’ for the homecoming and UK comeback tour.

Stars of the show from around the world, including Queen singer and American Idol winner Adam Lambert, would once again be invited to join Thames TV’s taping at Criterion Theater in London’s West End. The sun.

His death was announced by his family, who were originally told they could wait two months to determine the cause of death.

A statement from the family read: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

Darius was found unconscious in bed in his apartment room on August 11 and was pronounced dead by the medical examiner’s office that afternoon.

Local police have confirmed that there was no foul play or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage as medical examinations continue.

“We ask that you respect our wishes for privacy at this time as we process the tragic loss of our son and brother.”

Darius And Natasha Henstridge At A Barbecue At The Project Beach House In Malibu, California, On August 9, 2008

Darius and Natasha Henstridge at a barbecue at The Project Beach House in Malibu, California, on August 9, 2008

Tributes poured in from all over the entertainment world, with Pete Waterman, who first met Campbell Danesh as a judge on Pop Idol, describing him as “the perfect person.”

“The word lord is overused, but not in the case of Darius,” he told Good Morning Britain.

“So quiet, so polite, so gentle, I think he was the perfect person. So tender. No crosswords. He didn’t get angry. Darius wanted to do too much. He had too much talent. Darius could have grown bigger than Michael Bublé.’

Simon Cowell, 63, who first met Darius in 2002 when he came third in Pop Idol, released a statement in honor of the star who passed away exactly 20 years after topping the charts with his critically acclaimed single Colourblind.

It is known that Darius turned down a record deal from Cowell, but the two have remained friends over the years, reuniting at an X Factor party and recording.

It was also revealed that the late star recently visited Simon’s home in Malibu for an evening to attend the judges’ party and taping.

Cowell told MailOnline: ‘I first saw Darius on television over 20 years ago and I got to know him very well. He was charismatic, funny and just a great person to hang out with.

“His passing, for someone so young, is an absolute tragedy and my heart goes out to his family and friends.”

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