S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole has died at the age of 46.
A statement from Cattermole’s family said he was found dead at his home in Dorset on Thursday. Police have confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole,” the family statement read.
“Paul was found yesterday, 6th April 2023, at his home in Dorset and was pronounced dead later that afternoon.”
“While the cause of death is currently unknown, Dorset Police has confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances. Paul’s family, friends, and fellow members of S Club request privacy at this time.”
The news shocks his fans, family, and friends, including his ex-girlfriend, Hannah Spearritt, who ‘has been left inconsolable,’ per Daily Mail.
“She is absolutely devastated and inconsolable. This came as a massive shock, and she is struggling to believe he is no longer with us. Just as they rekindled their friendship, the worst happened. The band are all in pieces,” a source told the publication.
“They were all looking forward to the reunion tour and reliving their amazing memories together. Paul has and always will be a huge part of Hannah’s journey. Right now, she is just beside herself.”
The band also paid tribute to Cattermole and wrote in their statement,
“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.”
The band was one of the biggest pop acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their most famous songs included, Have You Ever, Reach, S Club Party, Bring it All Back, Natural, Two in a Million, Viva La Fiesta, and You My Number One.
Many celebrities and stars took to social media to pay tribute to the late vocalist after the news of his death broke.
“This is so very sad. From when I first started in TV all the way through CBBC, T4, TOTP, smash hits poll winners Paul and Sclub were always there. He always had time for a chat. RIP,” TV Presenter Vernon Kay wrote on Twitter.
“This is so sad. Lovely man and he was so looking forward to the #sclub7 reunion. Interviewed them all many times and struck by how gentle and shy he was,” Lorraine Kelly wrote.
“So shocked and sad to hear S Club 7 Paul Cattermole has past away. Such a lovely guy . All my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends #RestInPeace.”said TV personality, Lizzy Cundy.
“Omg. Such sad news. Paul was always my favourite. Cheeky smile. Be with the brightest stars now. Love and condolences to all his family and friends,” Big Brother housemate India Willoughby tweeted.
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Source: Daily Mail