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A former “American Idol” contestant who went on to tour with other former contestants and perform at The Grand Ole Opry died Sunday.
CJ Harris was 31, and died of “an apparent heart attack,” according to TMZ.
He was in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama, TMZ reported.
“A family member tells me CJ suffered an apparent heart attack in Jasper, Alabama … he was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, but didn’t make it,” TMZ senior news producer Brendon Geoffrion wrote in a Twitter post.
Harris was a contestant on the show’s Season 13 in 2014. He first made his mark during the auditions in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he performed “Soulshine” by the Allman Brothers Band, according to TMZ.
He reached the No. 6 spot among “Idol” contestants.
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