Lil’ Chris dies aged 24

Chris Hardman, better known as Lil’ Chris, has died aged 24.

Musician Lil’ Chris has passed away, it has been reported.

Chris Hardman first rose to fame on the second series of Channel 4’s Rock School back in 2006, before signing a record deal with RCA Records.

His debut single Checkin’ It Out peaked at Number 3 on the Official Singles Chart in 2006, with follow up Gettin’ Enough hitting Number 17.

Tributes have already begun pouring in for the young singer-songwriter:

Suffolk Police have confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.