How did CJ Harris die? Did he die of heart attack? American Idol’s cause of death Revealed

CJ Harris

CJ Harris, an American Idol contestant, passed away on Sunday at the age of 31. Let’s see, how did CJ Harris die and the American Idol’s cause of death in detail.

How did CJ Harris die?

The artist, CJ Harris, who suffered a heart attack, was evacuated by paramedics from his hometown of Jasper, Alabama, to a nearby hospital. 

According to a TMZ report from Monday, the crooner, whose real name is Curtis “CJ” Harris, was declared dead shortly after entering the emergency room.

In 2014, the singer appeared on a reality TV program and reached the top six. He then became friends with Darius Rucker, who served as his mentor.

Who was CJ Harris?

American singer Curtis “CJ” Harris, who was from Jasper, Alabama, was the sixth-place finisher in the thirteenth season of American Idol. 

His debut single, “In Love,” was released in 2019. Harris, who was raised in Jasper, Alabama worked for his grandfather during the summers, whom he regards as a mentor.

At the age of eight, he began studying the guitar on a damaged instrument with only three strings that his grandfather had given to him. 

Harris is a pianist as well. His music styles were defined by as “Earthy roots rock, with blues and country influences.”

Usher, Keith Sweat, and Darius Rucker were among his earliest musical influences. He has also named Ray LaMontagne, The Allman Brothers Band, John Legend, John Mayer, and Keith Urban as some of his favorite musicians. 

The brilliant vocalist gained notoriety after impressing the judges during his 2014 American Idol audition with a stirring performance of the Allman Brothers Band’s Soulshine.

CJ stunned America with strong renditions of “Too Close,” “American Woman,” and “Free Fallin'” after his fantastic audition. 

He was kept in the competition after not obtaining enough votes in the semi-finals and advanced to the top 6 before being eliminated by the judges as a wild card.

After “Idol,” CJ played at The Grand Ole Opry with Darius Rucker, who, according to CJ, had a significant influence on his style. He even performed for spectators on the season 13 tour of the competition show.

CJ Harris cause of death:

CJ Harris, an American Idol participant, passed away on January 15, 2023 at the age of 31. 

Artist CJ Harris cause of death is a heart attack. A family member expressed their shock at his passing, saying that, “CJ suffered an apparent heart attack Sunday night in Jasper, Alabama.. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, but didn’t make it.”

His fans, followers and colleagues expressed their heartfelt condolences message online.

Tributes to CJ Harris:

James Cintolo, RN FN CPT tweeted,

American Idol star, CJ Harris, 31, dies suddenly after suffering ‘apparent heart attack’

Prince Carlton tweeted,

All these young people dying of heart problems and we got grown ass adults acting like it isn’t the vaccine. The weirdos think the climate is doing this. RIP brother, society failed you. #cjharris

Carmine Sabia tweeted,

Stop pretending that this is a coincidence. American Idol contestant CJ Harris dies at age 31.

Janice Rogers WBRC posted,

I am so sad to hear that former American Idol contestant and Jasper native CJ Harris has died. C J made it to the Top 6 on Idol in 2014. He was a sweet and gracious guest on Good Day Alabama. TMZ is reporting he died of a heart attack. He was 32 years old. Prayers this morning for C J’s family.

Jess Meuse posted,

My heart is heavy to hear of the passing of fellow American Idol and friend CJ Harris. I’m completely shocked. Your talent and smile will be missed, and the world is definitely a darker and eerily quieter place without you in it. I’ll miss your random phone calls asking for life advice and talking about the music world. When you go through something like Idol together, it brings everyone involved together like a big, weird, dysfunctional family. I’m grateful that our paths crossed and that I can say you were (and always will be) a part of mine. There are a lot of things I realize I will never understand — you leave us so soon is one of those things. Rest easy, friend. See you on the other side. 


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