C.J. Harris’ Cause of Death Revealed Following Sudden Passing

C.J. Harris’ cause of death was made public on Thursday (Jan. 19), less than a week after his sudden and tragic passing. Related

C.J. Harris, 'American Idol' Alum, Dies at 31

01/19/2023 The singer died at just 31-years-old after suffering a heart attack on Sunday (Jan. 15), according to reporting by

People. (Billboard has reached out to the Walker County Coroner’s Office in Harris’ native Alabama for confirmation.)More from BillboardC.J. Harris, ‘American Idol’ Alum, Dies

at 31TOMORROW X TOGETHER's 'The Name Chapter: Temptation' EP Includes a Coi Leray CollabBLACKPINK Drops Limited-Edition 'Born Pink' Vinyl Harris first made waves across

the nation by competing on Season 13 of American Idol in 2014, when he auditioned for judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. with a cover of “Soulshine”

by The Allman Brothers Band. After earning his golden ticket, he progressed through Hollywood week and the semifinals to become one of the three Wild Card contenders to make the

season’s crop of 13 finalists. During the live shows, Harris often performed with his trusty guitar, churning out country-soul covers of Darius Rucker’s “Radio,”

“Can’t You See” by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band, Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible,” The SteelDrivers’ “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” and more. Eventually, he was eliminated in

sixth place behind eventual winner Caleb Johnson, runner-up Jena Irene and fellow finalists Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse and Sam Woolf.