British singer Chris Hardman (aka Lil' Chris) was found dead today at the age of 24. 

Chris was discovered on Channel 4 talent search show Rock School, and released his first single in 2006 'Checkin' It Out' that same year, which helped to make him a recognisable name both at home and abroad.

Gene Simmons, his mentor on the show, tweeted out his thoughts today after the news of the passing of the young singer had been confirmed. 

Police in Suffolk say they are not treating the death as suspicious. Hardman's last song was released in 2013, entitled 'Christmas Number One', and many who knew him have been tweeting their condolences today.