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Former American Idol contestant CJ HarrisC.J. Harris / Instagram

JASPER, Alabama (LifeSiteNews) — A singer who once appeared as a contestant on American Idol has died suddenly after suffering an “apparent heart attack.”

TMZ reports that CJ Harris, who appeared on the famous singing competition show and finished sixth in 2014, died from an “apparent heart attack” on Sunday, according to a family member. He was 31 years old and a father of two children.

Although Harris was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance, he was pronounced dead not long after arriving, which was just 13 days before his 32nd birthday. Variety reports that the Walker County Coroner’s Office in Jasper, Alabama, confirmed his death but did not provide details about the circumstances.

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In his own words, Harris sought to blend elements of “country, blues, soul, and Southern rock” in his music. He released his debut single in 2019.

Government and private insurance company data has revealed an epidemic of excess mortality and disability among young and middle-aged Americans since 2021. Many have speculated about the possible role of the experimental COVID vaccines in these excess deaths, especially in light of seemingly more common news reports of young men in their 20s and 30s collapsing or dying with apparent heart troubles.

Sharp increases in “sudden” or “unspecified” deaths have also been reported in countries like the United Kingdom and Germany.