Christopher James Hardman (26 August 1990 - 23 March 2015), known by the stage name '''Lil' Chris', was an English singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality. He came to prominence in 2006 after appearing on the Channel 4 series Rock School'', which saw KISS vocalist and bassist Gene Simmons make a rock band at Lil' Chris' school. Later that year he released the single "Checkin' It Out", which charted at number 3, and a self-titled album. In 2008 he hosted his own series, ''Everybody Loves Lil' Chris''. He took his own life in March 2015 at his home in Lowestoft after a period of depression.[ 'Rock School reality star Lil' Chris was found hanged at home by friend after struggle with depression, inquest hears' - Daily Mail 29 April 2015][ 'Lil Chris 'found hanging at his home by a friend' following battle with depression, inquest hears' - The Independent 29 April 2015]