C.J. Harris’ reason of fatality was revealed on Thursday (Jan 19), much less than a week after his sudden and tragic passing.
The vocalist passed away at simply 31-years-old after experiencing a cardiac arrest on Sunday (Jan 15), according to reporting byPeople (Billboard has actually connected to the Walker County Coroner’s Office in Harris’ indigenous Alabama for verification.)
Harris initially made waves throughout the country by contending on Season 13 of American Idol in 2014, when he auditioned for courts Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban as well as noviceHarry Connick Jr with a cover of “Soulshine” byThe Allman Brothers Band After making his gold ticket, he proceeded with Hollywood week as well as the semifinals to turn into one of the 3 Wild Card competitors to make the period’s plant of 13 finalists.
During the real-time programs, Harris frequently carried out with his dependable guitar, producing country-soul covers of Darius Rucker’s “Radio,” “Can’t You See” by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band, Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible,” The SteelDrivers’ “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” as well as a lot more. Eventually, he was removed in 6th area behind ultimate victor Caleb Johnson, runner-up Jena Irene as well as fellow finalists Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse as well asSam Woolf
Following his job on Idol, Harris started the post-season American Idols LIVE! Tour 2014 with the remainder of the leading 10 as well as also duetted with Rucker– among his significant ideas– at theGrand Ole Opry In 2016, the vocalist encountered lawful difficulties after being arrested in a medicine breast in Walker, Ala., where he was billed with 3 matters of supposed felony circulation of a dangerous drug, consisting of oxycodone as well as cannabis. His launching solitary, “In Love” was launched in 2019, as well as simply weeks prior to his fatality he meant brand-new songs he was preparing to launch later on this year.