Lil' Chris, who launched a singing career after he found fame on reality show Rock School, has died. AN inquest into the death of singer Lil' Chris has found that he killed himself after struggling with fame. Suffolk Police said it was not treating the death, reported on Monday, as suspicious. He had his first hit single, Checkin' It Out, after he appeared on the show in 2006. The performer, whose real name was Chris Hardman, was found dead at a house in Lowestoft in Suffolk on Monday. Mr Hardman had spent the night before his death "chilling" with friends at his flat in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was a regular guest on TMI. She wrote: "Oh my god . Analysis: Is lockdown finally working in Suffolk? Share Share Tweet Email. It was evident from the beginning that Chris was an obvious choice for the group as he could sing, play guitar, drum and write his own music. Chris also carried on writing songs and was aiming to release new music this year. The tragic circumstances of the death of singer Lil' Chris have been revealed to an inquest. However, earlier this month, the troubled musician admitted he was considering giving up his career as a singer. Cause of Death. The legendary rocker has since tweeted about Chris' death, telling his Twitter followers that the young man "was loved". London: Lil’ Chris’ death is not being treated as suspicious, Suffolk Police have confirmed, while an outpouring of tributes have been paid online by celebrities and fans. He died on March 23, 2015 in Lowestoft. Mental health worker Simon Millard said: "He shared with me some quite personal experiences about the difficulties that came with fame. He was English by natinoanliy. "He was an extremely likeable young man and seemed determined to make a success of himself despite his problems.". He then released his debut album Lil' Chris in January 2006 and built a large fanbase, mostly made up of teenage girls. Despite plenty of promotion, the single failed to chart. here is lil chris's song, checkin it out. You can unsubscribe at any time. … "Depression really sucks. McBusted drummer Harry Judd tweeted: "Shocked and saddened to hear the news about Lil' Chris. The album remains Hardman's last release before his death in 2015. 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Chris Hardman Aka Lil' Chris. 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. The BBC reports that the artist was found in Lowestoft, Suffolk on Monday (Mar. He was a student at Kirkley High School. At 11.48am his flatmate AJ Sutton returned to find him hanging. Hardman suffered from depression as his career faltered and he was unable to find work. Hardman's last single, called Christmas Number One, was released in December 2013. An autopsy report later this week should unveil the cause of the young man's death. Lil' Chris struggled with fame after Kiss frontman Gene Simmons made him the lead singer of a student band, an inquest into his death heard today. VideoInside the world's richest e-sports player's mansion. In 2012 he had starred in the West End production Loserville: The Musical. Reality TV star made famous by Channel 4's Rock School died after friend found him hanging at Lowestoft home, Suffolk inquest hears "When he passed the auditions, it was clear he really wanted to do it.". Lil Chris’s cause of death was hanging, an inquest has heard. An autopsy report later this week should unveil the cause of the young man's death. Suicide. What does impeachment mean and can Donald Trump be removed from office early? Chilling new details emerge about Chris Cornell’s death. "A postmortem examination is to take place in due course and an inquest will be opened.". 1 Background 2 Audition 3 Vegas Round 4 Quarterfinals 5 External Links At the age of five, Lil Chris began to capture audiences and astound them with his singing and dancing. Lil' Chris killed himself after struggling with pressures of fame. Always always such a polite lovely guy . "Despite this, his concern was always his family and his friends, whose happiness was his priority.". 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He was 81, Gabriel Martinelli avoids "heartbreaking" scenario in further boost to in-form Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli looked to have suffered another injury before Saturday's win against Newcastle but has quickly returned to Arsenal training. "Thoughts go out to his family. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Rock School star Lil' Chris died by hanging, an inquest has confirmed. Such a shame.Really nice guy and positive role model for our area." Lil Chris is a multi-talented rapper, producer, and writer from Chicago, I.L. He wrote: "I can not believe I'm doing this and I'm completely devastated. He released a Christmas single, called Christmas Number One (#FeedEmYellowSnow), with Lloyd Wilkinson in 2013 and went on a special tour. Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo, who went to the same school as the singer, called him a "super-talented kid". 23). 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He was born on August 26, 1990 at Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Take time to understand it, for everybody.". Hailed as "The New Anthem of Chicago." He performed as a support act for McFly the following year on their Up Close and Personal tour across the country for 24 dates. The singer, who still had more than 20,000 followers on Twitter, was vocal about suffering with depression, mentioning the illness in two separate tweets in 2014. Mrs Hardman added: "He had never mentioned wanting to be a singer, he just said he wanted to be famous. He was an actor, known for Dani's House (2008), Rock School (2005) and Beal High School (2011). Death Date. Chris Hardman was born on August 26, 1990 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England as Christopher James Hardman. 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I'm just not good enough.". The 24-year-old pop star, real name Chris Hardman, was found hanged on March 23 last year, Get a daily dose of showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with our free email newsletter. 1,026 talking about this. The force was called to an address in Union Road, Lowestoft, at around 11:45 GMT to reports a man had died suddenly, a spokeswoman said. The cause of death is still uncertain, but police do not suspect any foul play. That's so sad.". TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion Caroline Flack tweeted: "He was a regular guest on [CBBC show] TMi Friday. AN inquest into the death of singer Lil' Chris has found that he killed himself after struggling with fame. Judd said he was ‘shocked and saddened’ to hear the news of the singer’s sudden death, calling Lil’ Chris to a ‘little star and an awesome guy’. Love you mate. The death last month of actor and singer Chris Hardman, known as Lil' Chris, was caused by hanging, an inquest has heard.. Hardman, whose starred in the premiere of the musical Loserville, was found dead at his home in Lowestoft on 23 March. The cause of death is still uncertain, but police do not suspect any foul play. He had recently performed in the stage musical Loserville. He was 24. Lil' Chris was only 15 when he became the focus of the second series of the Channel 4 reality show Rock School as it began airing in January 2006. The following day he attempted to contact his GP and mental health workers about concerns with his medication but there was no indication he posed an immediate risk to himself. RIP, Lil' Chris." THE bodyguard for the 52-year-old Soundgarden lead singer has spoken about what the singer was doing an hour before his death. Lil' Chris found hanging by friend, inquest hears. Mr Dean recorded a conclusion that Mr Hardman took his own life after the inquest held in Bury St Edmunds. it's because my video quality is crap, and out of timing. The inquest heard that Mr Hardman, 24, had spent the night before his death "chilling" with friends at his flat in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Mr Sutton said in a statement that Mr Hardman was admitted to the Priory Hospital in November 2014 after an incident in London. Researchers say the new variant could be contributing to soaring infections in Brazil's Amazonas state. The teenagers – with Lil’ Chris as lead singer – went on to perform in the USA as a band called Hoax UK, which was inspired by a slogan on Chris’ cap. Lil Chris wanted to "educate people because there is such a stigma about mental health", said Hannah "We've always grown up in a close family," added Hannah. Chris made guest appearances on a number of TV shows, including CBBC's SMart and TMi, the latter of which Caroline Flack referenced in her tribute to the 24-year-old today. The programme saw KISS star Gene Simmons attempt to form a rock band from children at Kirkley High School in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Singer Lil' Chris's death was caused by hanging, an inquest has heard. The Suffolk-born star - whose full name is Christopher James Hardman - was a singer-songwriter, actor and TV personality. He was the son of Ian Hardman (father) and Karen Elizabeth Clarke (mother). Lil Chris real name was Christopher James Hardman. Almost one year after the tragic death of former Rock School star Lil' Chris, an inquest has taken place to establish the exact causes surrounding the end of his life. Chris Hardman, Actor: Dani's House. Profession. Chris was set to make it big in the music world and even appeared on The Sharon Osborne Show. Almost one year after the tragic death of former Rock School star Lil' Chris, an inquest has taken place to establish the exact causes surrounding the end of his life. Lil’ Chris, the 24-year-old singer who first appeared on Gene Simmons’s reality-TV show Rock School in 2006, has died.. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Reality TV star Lil' Chris has died, aged 24 The singer found fame as a teenager on Channel 4 reality TV series Rock School. Learning how to notice it can save lives and your own feelings at times. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Chris Hardman Aka Lil’ Chris. In December he wrote on Twitter: "I'm planning to come back again! In July 2012 Lil' Chris played the role of Francis Weir in Loserville: The Musical in Leeds and the show later transferred to the West End until January 2013. After the 11:35 p.m. call between Chris and Vicky Cornell, she called Kirsten around 12:15 a.m. expressing concern about her husband's well-being. Biography - A Short Wiki. An inquest into the death of Chris Hardman, who was 24 and from Lowestoft, in Suffolk, has found he died from hanging. Pop singer Lil’ Chris has died at the age of 24, according to reports. The pop singer Lil Chris died at the age of 24 . © 2021 BBC. An inquest into the death of Chris Hardman, aka Lil’ Chris, has opened, with the cause of the singer’s death cited as hanging.. 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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police told Mirror Celeb: "Officers received a call on Monday, March 23 at about 11.45am following the death of a 24-year old-man. Take time to understand it, for everybody." Chris Hardman, Actor: Dani's House. The Cure. English singer and actor who released a debut album called Lil Chris in December 2006 and starred in several British TV shows, including The Wall. 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