“Extra” was with “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest in Nashville on Monday, where the show is holding auditions for Season 14, and he talked about the sudden death of Season 7 contestant Michael Johns at age 35.

Ryan Seacrest on the Death of ‘American Idol’ Finalist Michael Johns
Seacrest said, “Obviously it’s tragic and shocking news. I couldn’t believe it when I heard it. I think back to when he was on the show and I remember just what a great guy he was, what a kind guy he was, obviously very talented, and somebody that when I think back throughout all the many seasons and all the contestants he stands out to me. I will always remember that about him.”

The Australian singer and songwriter died Friday, reportedly from a blood clot resulting from a twisted ankle.