‘American Idol’ Finalist C.J. Harris’ Cause of Death Revealed
Harris suffered a fatal heart attack, Deadline and multiple sources report. The 31-year-old was at home in Jasper, Ala., when it occurred last Sunday (Jan. 15) and attempts to restore his heartbeat were not successful. There will be no autopsy.
News of Harris' cause of death confirms suspicions about what happened. TMZ had previously sourced an unnamed family member who speculated on how the dynamic singer died. The Alabama native becomes the second finalist to die in three months, following Willie Spence, who died in a car accident in October.
Winner Caleb Johnson opened up about Harris' death on social media.
"So many amazing memories and experiences with you C.J.! Life is so fragile! I am so grateful that our lives got to cross paths in this lifetime," he says. "You were a beautiful, kind soul that always made the room brighter with your smile and laughter."