Gerard Butler is “devastated” by the death of his close friend Darius Campbell Danesh.
The Scottish singer and actor’s family announced on Tuesday that the 41-year-old was found unconscious in his Minnesota apartment on August 11 and pronounced dead later that day. The cause of his sudden death is currently unknown, but local police confirmed there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances.
On Thursday, fellow Scot Gerard returned to Instagram for the first time in almost a year to share a photo of himself and his “true brother-in-arms” Darius and honor his late friend in the long caption.
“Those lucky enough to have met Darius for more than a few minutes were deeply moved by his contagious laughter and barely contained zest for life. He was always armed with a smile, a booming voice and a smile. ‘a genuinely warm embrace that few could resist – and they wouldn’t!’ he wrote.
“Darius’ unwavering commitment to serving people – his family, his friends (no more than me) and the world at large has made him the perfect friend.”
The Olympus Fallen actor told his followers he thought there would be some meaning to why his friend ‘left us so soon’, and speculated it might learn to loved ones to live with an open heart, to put others first and not to take themselves too seriously.
“But something tells me there will be a lot more waves created by our boy Darius later,” he continued. “My heart hurts a lot. But in the future, I’m going to beat my drum louder and celebrate life and all of its beautiful moments because my brother showed me that it’s a pretty awesome way to go about it. take.”
Darius was best known in the UK for taking part in the television singing competitions Popstars and Pop Idol and for his debut single Colourblind in the early 2000s. He became a star of West End musical theatre.