“American Idol” star CJ Harris died suddenly on Sunday after suffering a “heart attack,” the coroner has confirmed.
The cause of death for the popular 31-year-old former contestant on the TV music show was confirmed Walker County Coroner’s Office.
Deputy coroner Danielle Calloway revealed that the singer suffered a heart attack when he died on Sunday night.
Harris was rushed to the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Alabama, where he was pronounced dead, as Slay News reported.
Calloway said doctors performed CPR on Harris at the hospital, but the efforts were unsuccessful.
Harris competed on the 13th season of “American Idol” and finished in sixth place.
Caleb Johnson went on to win the reality TV competition series, which aired in 2014.
Following his “Idol” debut, Harris released his debut single, “In Love,” in 2019.
After news of the musician’s death broke, the “American Idol” team shared heartfelt condolences on Twitter.
“C.J. Harris was an incredible talent, and the news of his passing deeply saddens us,” they wrote.
“He will be truly missed.”
C.J. Harris was an incredible talent, and the news of his passing deeply saddens us. He will be truly missed. pic.twitter.com/23s6acSUZp
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) January 16, 2023
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