In what may be considered to be among the saddest and mysterious deaths in the music industry today, young rock star and “Rock School” star Lil’ Chris was found dead in his home due to still unknown reasons. Read on for more details.
BBC reports that on Monday, Mar. 23,2015, a spokesperson for the Suffolk police stated that they were called in at around 11:45am about a dead man found in his home at Union Road, Lowestoft. The deceased was then identified as Christopher James Hardman, also known as Lil’ Chris, known for his music career that started at a young age in thanks to his taking part in the reality show “Rock School.”
Investigations are still on-going on in Lil’ Chris’ house. A post-mortem examination is also underway to find out what may have caused his death. Although, the spokesperson added that they are not treating his sudden death as something suspicious.
The news of Lil Chris’ death broke out the next day. According to Mail Online, his family and friends took to the social media to express their grief and condolences over their loss. Lil’ Chris’ good friend Lloyd Wilkinson, with whom he had a collaboration single, posted a photo of them together on Facebook. He included the caption that says “I [cannot] believe I’m doing this and I’m completely devastated. Rest in peace brother bear. Love you mate. Chris Hardman Aka Lil’ Chris”
Lil’ Chris’ mother Karen Hardman also took to Facebook to post photos of her son, which was commented on by the rest of the family and friends. In addition to this, “Kiss” band member Gene Simmons, Lil’ Chris’ mentor in “Rock School,” tweeted a photo of him with Lil’ Chris and many others.
Sad to report Lil Chris from the Gene Simmons Rock School TV show, has passed on. He was loved. RIP, Lil Chris. pic.twitter.com/ODlHs1bX6y
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 24, 2015
Hoax UK, with Lil’ Chris as its frontman, was formed by Simmons in the second season of “Rock School.” They then performed in a concert in California with Anthrax, Judas Priest and Rob Zombie. He eventually signed in with RCA Records.
However, Lil’ Chris has been reported in having depression problems for some time now. He hinted on this in a tweet he posted last October 2014.
Depression really sucks. Learning how to notice it can save lives and your own feelings at times. Take time to understand it, for everybody.
— Chris Hardman (@CJHardman) October 21, 2014
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Photo source: Facebook/Chris Hardman AKA Lil’ Chris