News · #Death
“American Idol” star CJ Harris has died. He was 31.
Harris died of a heart attack on January 16, 2023 in Jasper, Alabama.
Harris made the Top 6 of “American Idol” Season 13 in 2014.
Dying of a heart attack at 31? Jesus. So young and gone too soon.
I remember criticizing “American Idol” back in the day for keeping CJ Harris on the show as the “token black male country singer.”
I thought he struggled vocally, but the judges kept on praising him and cheering him on to humiliate him even further week after week.
The currency of “American Idol” was backhanded cruelty.
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So many former “American Idol” contestants dying at an early age. What a tragedy.