Lil’ Chris’ family speak out for the first time since his tragic death

He wanted to find a cure for depression

Lil Chris

by Laurence Mozafari |
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The family of Lil' Chris - aka Chris Hardman - have spoken out for the first time since the tragic death of the 24-year-old Rock School star.

In a statement, his family said: "Chris had struggled with mental health issues and depression in recent years.

"He was committed to helping others find better ways of overcoming this illness and publicly said he wished to find a cure."

"He was a hugely creative person who used this side of his personality to make others smile, to cheer people up and to make others feel better.

"A real people person, he would always taker the time to stop and talk, no matter who or when we are proud that he was so well thought of by all who knew him.

"So many commented on what a lovely, well brought up person he was, so polite and kind and a pleasure to know."

The singer's funeral has yet to take place and mourners have been asked to wear green, as that was his favourite colour.

If you're feeling depressed or struggling to cope, or know anyone that might be, Samaritans run a 24-hour helpline on 08457 90 90 90, email or visit to find your local branch.

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