Darius Campbell Danesh laid to rest

Darius Campbell Danesh's funeral has taken place credit:Bang Showbiz
Darius Campbell Danesh's funeral has taken place credit:Bang Showbiz

Darius Campbell Danesh has been laid to rest.

The 41-year-old singer was found dead in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11, and on Thursday (25.08.22), around 100 mourners gathered in his hometown of Bearsden, Glasgow, for the 'Colourblind' hitmaker's funeral.

According to the Scottish Sun, a lone piper played 'Caledonia' during the sombre procession.

Darius' close friend Gerard Butler was among the mourners, as was comic Omid Djalili.

Omid shared on Twitter: "Funeral today in Bearsden, Glasgow for Darius Campbell Danesh. Such a lovely talented man gone way too soon.

"People were always taken aback by how much of a true gentleman he was. God bless his soul. Rest in peace my brother."

Gerard previously paid a lengthy tribute to his "dear friend" following his shock death.

The '300' star wrote on Instagram: "I am devastated by the sudden passing of my dear friend Darius, a true brother in arms. My thoughts and love go to his wonderful mum and dad Avril and Booth and his two brilliant brothers Aria and Cyrus.

"To those lucky enough to have met Darius for more than a few minutes, they were deeply moved by his infectious laugh and barely containable zest for life. He was always armed with a smile, a booming voice, and a genuinely warm embrace that few could resist-nor would they want to!!! He was an incredible talent, a singer whose voice touched your soul and an actor with great presence. But, most importantly, he had the heart of a lion. It was bigger and brighter than the sun and an energy so contagious he could light up a room in seconds.

"Our boy Darius was always constant and unwavering in his passion for life. But a bigger constant was his dream to inspire others to better themselves. He talked the talk but boy, did he walk the walk. He had such purity of thought, a deep wisdom and constant gratitude for people, for life, a compassion towards all. His hilarious self-deprecating sense of humor (he was funny as s***) allowed him to stay humble - something he valued deeply. Darius’ undying commitment to being of service to individuals- his family, his friends (none more so than me) and to the world at large made him the perfect friend- He led by example but he was also a teacher, as he pushed those he loved to be the best possible versions of themselves. (sic)"