Lil’ Chris dies at the age of 24
Rock School star Lil’ Chris has died at the age of 24.
Lil’ Chris, whose real name was Chris Hardman, launched his singing career after he found fame on reality show Rock School.
He starred in the Channel 4 program set at Kirkley High School in Lowestoft, Suffolk, the UK.
Lil’ Chris had his first hit single, Checkin’ It Out, after he appeared on Rock School in 2006.
Suffolk Police said it was not treating the death, reported on March 23, as suspicious.
The force was called to an address in Union Road, Lowestoft, at around 11:45 local time to reports a man had died suddenly, a spokeswoman said.
A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death is due to take place, and a file will be passed to the coroner, she added.
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons, who appeared on Rock School as Lil’ Chris’s music teacher tweeted: “He was loved.”
Chris Hardman’s last single, called Christmas Number One, was released in December 2013.
Lil’ Chris had recently performed in the stage musical Loserville.
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