(CNN) Paul Cattermole, of British pop group S Club 7, has died at the age of 46, weeks after the pop group announced a big reunion tour.
Cattermole colleagues at A Posted on Twitter Friday.
“There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we are all feeling. We were so lucky to have him in our lives and we are grateful for the wonderful memories we have.”
“He will be sorely missed by each of us. We ask that you respect his family’s and the band’s privacy at this time.”
A statement from his family and group, obtained by UK news agency PA Media, on Friday said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole.”
“Paul was found yesterday, 6th April 2023 at his home in Dorset and was pronounced dead later that afternoon.”
The statement added that the cause of death was not known but Dorset Police “confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances”.
CNN has contacted representatives for S Club 7.
Formed in the late 1990s, pop group S Club 7 have had four UK number-one singles and a UK chart-topping album. Top hits included “It Was Never a Dream Come True”, “Give It All Back”, “Don’t Stop Moving” and “Have You Ever”.
Its members included Rachel Stevens, Joe O’Meara, Tina Barrett, John Lee, and Bradley McIntosh.
The group also had its own television show, originally called “Miami 7”, which was broadcast on the BBC.
In 2002 Cattermole said he was leaving S Club 7 to play with his old band Skua.
“It got to the point where things were being handled so badly I had to go,” he said. Watchman in 2019.
S Club – the group’s new name after Cattermole’s departure – eventually split up in 2003.
“It’s been five years of my life,” Cattermole told the Guardian. “I sure thought, when I was 20, that by the time I was 40, it would be OK. And it wasn’t… I’ve been answering S Club questions for 20 years. It would be cool—it would be Be happy – it doesn’t have to someday, but it’s part of it, and I totally accept that.”
Earlier this year, the pop group announced the dates for their 25th anniversary reunion tour in the UK and Ireland.
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