CJ Harris, ex American Idol The contestant, who died Sunday in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama, suffered a fatal heart attack, the Walker County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Deadline.
The 31-year-old Harris was taken to the hospital but CPR efforts were unsuccessful.
Singer, born Curtis Harris, was among the top 6 contestants American Idol In 2014, she won over the judges and the audience before the semi-finals with soulful renditions of the Southern rock classics “Soulshine” (by the Allman Brothers Band) and “Can’t You See” (by The Marshall Tucker Band).
Despite advancing to the semi-finals, Harris was eliminated in the sixth round on April 24, 2014. The winner of the year was Caleb Johnson.
after Idol During the season, Harris continued his music career, releasing his debut single in 2019 with “In Love”.
after his death, American Idol He released a statement that read, “CJ Harris was an incredible talent, and the news of his passing saddens us deeply. He will be truly missed.”
One of Harris’ rivals on the show, Jessica Mewes, posted a tribute to him on Instagram, writing: “Your talent and smile will be missed, the world is definitely a darker and eerily quieter place without you. I will miss your random phone calls asking you for life tips and talking about the world of music. When you go through something like Idol together, it brings all the people involved together as one big, weird, dysfunctional family. I’m thankful that our paths crossed and that I can say you were (and always will be) a part of me. There are so many things I realize I’ll never understand – leaving us so soon is one of those things “Rest easy my friend. See you on the other side.”
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