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“American Idol” alum CJ Harris, who competed in season 13 and finished sixth, died Sunday at the age of 31 following a medical emergency, a spokeswoman for the Walker County Coroner confirmed to USA TODAY.

TMZ first reported the news when a family member reported that Harris had suffered a heart attack. The official cause of death has not been announced.

In 2014, Harris performed the Allman Brothers’ “Soul Shine” during her audition, earning praise from then-judge Keith Urban, who said, in the deepest way. And that’s why it’s so believable and real.” Harris went on to sing songs including John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change,” Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” and Darius Rucker’s “Radio” before finishing in sixth place. He released his debut single “In Love” in 2019.


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