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CJ Harris, ‘American Idol’ Alum, Dies At 31

The contestant made it to the top 6 in 2014.

CJ Harris, a former American Idol contestant, has reportedly died. He was 31.

According to TMZ, a family member of Harris’ said he suffered a heart attack Sunday night (Jan. 15) in Jasper, Ala. He was then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Harris made it to the top six of the popular singing competition in 2014. Fans of the show remember his audition in Salt Lake City, where he blew the judges away with his version of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Soulshine.”

After he earned a Golden Ticket, Harris rocked the show with performances of "Too Close," "American Woman," and "Free Fallin'." He was also chosen by the judges as a wild card in the semi-finals after not receiving enough votes, keeping him in the competition until he was eliminated.

Following his Idol success, Harris performed with Darius Rucker at The Grand Ole Opry and also played for audiences in the 13th season tour of the competition show.

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