Chris Hardman — aka Lil' Chris — has died at the age of 24, reports The Mirror.
Chris found fame in his mid-teens via Gene Simmons' Rock School show, before signing to RCA Records. Somewhat unexpectedly his 2006 debut album was extremely brilliant.
He went on to have his own TV show and starred in James Bourne's Loserville musical, while continuing to make occasional music. Another career highlight must surely have been the 'festive sketchbook' he did for Popjustice back in 2006.