About the British singer’s death, on Friday (4.07) Cattermole’s family and bandmates announced that the musician had passed on Thursday, writing “It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole.”
A formal statement confirmed that Cattermole was found at his home in Dorset, England on Thursday (4.06) and pronounced dead later that day. While the cause of death is currently unknown, local police have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances.
Taking to social media his bandmates wrote “We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul.” “There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel. We were so lucky to have had him in our lives and are thankful for the amazing memories we have.” “He will be so deeply missed by each and every one of us. We ask that you respect the privacy of his family and of the band at this time.”
Featuring Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee and Tina Barrett, S Club 7 formed in 1998 and rose to fame with the TV sitcom Miami 7 in 1999. Together they released four LPs including four U.K. #1 singles, including ‘Bring It All Back,’ ‘Have You Ever,’ ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ and ‘Never Had a Dream Come True,’ which also reached the top 10 in the United States.
In 2002, Cattermole left S Club 7 to form the metal band Skua and his former band broke up in 2003, though various members reunited throughout the following years.
Simon Fuller, who formed the group, said in a statement, “Paul was a beacon of light for a generation of pop music fans and he will be greatly missed. We’re all deeply shocked and saddened by this news.”
In February of this year, the S Club 7 singers announced they were going on a 25th-anniversary reunion tour of the U.K. and Ireland in October.