Welp. I really don’t have a comment on this bit of gossip about the death of American Idol alum, Michael Johns, from TMZ.
The wife of “American Idol” contestant Michael Johns created a lie to cover-up the real cause of death … alcohol abuse … this according to his best friend.
Stacey Vuduris filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ — claiming Torrey Gambill has been on a hate campaign, blaming her for Michael’s death in August and sending her abusing texts.
But Torrey has fired off legal docs of his own, claiming Stacey concocted a lie after he found Michael dead in his Orange County apartment.
After Michael died, we reported Stacey’s story — that Michael had an ankle injury that led to a fatal blood clot. But law enforcement told us at the time Michael had engaged in heavy alcohol use prior to death.
Torrey quotes from a text Stacey sent him shortly after Michael died, saying, “I’d rather it be said he died at home if that’s ok with u .. he would want that.”
Stacey continued, “I rather that then ‘alcoholic’ stuff … his good friends would never say anything … so I don’t think that will come out. At least blood clot sounds sudden.”
Torrey also says Michael and Stacey were separated, and that Michael “insinuated” she had a boyfriend. He says Stacey put Michael through hell his last year.
According to legal docs … Stacey and Torrey settled their beef without a judge’s order.
The initial autopsy report was inconclusive regarding Michael’s death. A full report should be available soon and may reveal a fuller picture regarding drug or alcohol abuse, if there was any.