“American Idol” alum C.J. Harris’ cause of death has been revealed. The 31-year-old died of a heart attack, a spokesperson for the Walker County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Fox News Digital on Thursday.
Deputy coroner Danielle Calloway said that the singer died on Sunday night after being rushed to the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Alabama.
Calloway told Fox News Digital that doctors performed CPR on Harris at the hospital, but the efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead due to a heart attack.
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.”
Sam Woolf, who came in fifth place on the show, remembered competing with Harris as he paid tribute to the late singer.
“Cj was such a genuine and loving person,” he wrote on Instagram. “We became close friends during the show and were roommates on the tour.”
He added, “I’m very grateful to have gone through that incredible experience with him alongside Caleb and Alex. My thoughts go out to his family. Rest easy my dude.”
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