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A 31-year-old former American Idol contestant who toured with other former contestants died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday. C.J. Harris was in his hometown of Jasper, Ala. according to TMZ.

“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 posted on Twitter.

Harris appeared on Season 13 in 2014. He finished sixth that season.

Social media users have expressed alarm at the number of heart attacks taking place among young people recently.


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