American Idol singer CJ Harris dies at 31

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american idol Star CJ Harris has died aged 31.

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The singer, who appeared on the TV talent show in 2014 and qualified for the final six, died on Sunday after being rushed to hospital following an apparent heart attack in Alabama .

As first reported by TMZhe was later pronounced dead and the Walker County Coroner confirmed the sad news to multiple media outlets.

His cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but the coroner said his death appeared “natural” while there is currently no evidence of foul play.

Harris was part of the 13th season of american idoland he impressed judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr with his audition.

He performed “Soulshine” by the Allman Brothers Band, which he dedicated to his father.


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J-Lo said she “really loved” the performance, while Connick added, “There’s something about the wholeness of who you are, it’s really a vibe that you have that was very pleasant. »

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Urban said, “You sing because you have to sing, not because you want to sing. And I mean that in the deepest way. And that’s why it’s so believable and real. I just believed it and felt it.

Tributes were paid to Harris after his death, with the official american idol Twitter account hailing him as “an incredible talent”.

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The message read, “CJ Harris was an incredible talent, and the news of his passing saddens us deeply. He will be truly missed. »

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Caleb Johnson, who won the show in 2014, paid tribute to his friend.

He wrote on Instagram: “It hurts so much🥲 CJ was my roommate on @americanidol during Hollywood week and then lived right next to me and @realalexpreston during the live shows.

“We instantly became friends and formed a brotherhood band with @realalexpreston @samwoofmusic. So many amazing memories and experiences with you CJ!

“Life is so fragile! I am so grateful that our lives crossed in this lifetime. You were a beautiful caring soul who always made the room brighter with your smile and your laughter.

“I love you bro, you were taken from us way too soon! Until we meet again RIP @cjharrismusic”.

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Alex Preston wrote: “RIP CJ. I can’t believe it, I woke up and thought it was a dream. I love you man. I will always remember the good times we all had.

And Sam Woolf added: “Cj was such a genuine and loving person. We became close friends during the show and were roommates during the tour. I am very grateful to have had this incredible experience with him alongside Caleb and Alex. My thoughts go out to his family. Relax my friend. (sic)”

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