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    Who Was C.J. Harris? How Did He Die?

    C.J. Harris passed away on January 15, 2023, at the young age of 31. His sudden and tragic death at a young age has sent shockwaves around the world. Everyone from his fans, to music lovers has paid their last tribute to the talented artist who is no more.

    Harris was a singer and a contestant on the singing reality show ‘American Idol.’ He released his debut single in 2019. So let’s find out in detail about his life, career, and the cause of his death. Keep on reading to know more about the late singer.

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    Who Was C.J. Harris?

    CJ Harris
    CJ Harris

    Born Curtis Harris, C.J. was a singer from Jasper, Alabama. At the age of 8, he started learning guitar and playing piano. He developed a strong interest in music at an early age.

    A self-taught musician, Harris auditioned for the singing television reality show ‘American Idol’ in 2010 and auditioned for ‘The X-Factor’ and ‘The Voice’ around the same time. However, none of them were successful.

    Later, he decided that he was “going to give it another chance” and finished in sixth place on the 13th season of ‘American Idol’. In 2019, Harris went on to release his debut single titled In Love.

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    How Did He Die?

    CJ Harris
    CJ Harris

    On Sunday, January 15, Harris passed away at the age of 31 in his hometown Jasper, Ala. According to the Walker County Coroner’s Office, he was taken to Walker Baptist Medical Center.

    The singer had suffered cardiac arrest and died possibly because of a heart attack. “C.J. Harris was an incredible talent, and the news of his passing deeply saddens us,” the official Instagram handle of ‘American Idol’ wrote on their story. “He will be truly missed.”

    Harris cited his grandfather as a major influence on his life and called him his mentor. “When I was a little older, my granddad gave me a guitar,” he recalled. Usher, Keith Sweat, and Darius Rucker were his source of inspiration in music.

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