Lil Chris

 Chris Hardman, aka Lil’ Chris, has died at the age of 24.

The musician became well known during the second series of Channel 4 show Rock School in 2006.

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Following his success on Rock School, Hardman’s debut single ‘Checkin’ It Out’ went top five in the UK singles chart in 2006.

In a final post to his 25.5k Twitter followers sent on 18 March, Chris wrote: “Good morning everybody! Lovely day! Love you all x.”

Last year he made a reference to depression, sharing with his followers: “I hope to one day create a way out of depression that doesn’t mean taking your own life. The Cure.”

Tributes from friends and family have been pouring in since the announcement. 

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Lloyd Wilkinson,  a good friend and fellow artist, shared a heartbreaking post earlier today.

“I can not believe I’m doing this and I’m completely devastated. Rest in peace brother bear. Love you mate. Chris Hardman Aka Lil’ Chris.”

We are unsure as to the cause of death, but according to Digital Spy police in Lowestoft have confirmed that they are not treating it as suspicious.

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