TRAGIC Darius Campbell Danesh was visited by his Hollywood star pal Gerard Butler in the days before his death, it was revealed last night.
But police said there were no suspicious circumstances as they awaited test results.
A-lister Gerard, who has starred in blockbusters including 300 and Olympus Has Fallen, was said to have called several times at Darius’s sixth-floor flat.
A source at the block in Rochester, Minnesota, told The Sun: “I saw Gerard around a few times — I think he was supporting his friend.”
Darius, who found fame as he came third behind Will Young and Gareth Gates in Pop Idol 2002, lived in a swish block opposite the Mayo Clinic.
Several residents told The Sun yesterday they were in treatment for health problems.
It is not known whether Darius was receiving treatment there.
One said: “It’s sad to hear there was a death here.
“This is more like a hotel than apartments and many residents are either connected with the nearby medical school or being treated at the Mayo Clinic where I’m going at the moment.”
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Another source told The Sun Gerard was last seen at the complex a week ago.
Recent photographs on social media also show the pair walking barefoot together near Malibu Beach and at the Coachella rock festival last April.
The two are understood to have been introduced by Scotland fan and pop legend Rod Stewart.
They joined Rod at parties for famous Scots living in LA.
In March, the newly inseparable pals made a trip back to Glasgow.
Darius, whose marriage to Canadian actress Natasha Henstridge ended in 2018, spent the last 15 years of his life in the US.
Pop Idol’s star return
A POP Idol reunion show would have put Darius in a starring role.
He was set for a “special performance” alongside Will Young, 43, and Gareth Gates, 38.
Darius was third behind Gareth and Will in 2002’s Pop Idol.
The 90-minute special would “turn back time” according to Thames TV.
A source said: “The comeback was going to be incredibly emotional and Darius was really looking forward to it.”