Singer Paul Cattermole, a member of the Y2K-era British pop group S Membership 7, has died at 46 — simply weeks after the band introduced its twenty fifth anniversary reunion tour.
“We’re actually devastated by the passing of our brother Paul,” learn an announcement posted Friday on the band’s web site and social media. “There aren’t any phrases to explain the deep disappointment and loss all of us really feel. We have been so fortunate to have had him in our lives and are grateful for the wonderful recollections we’ve got.
“He shall be so deeply missed by each one among us,” the assertion continued. “We ask that you simply respect the privateness of his household and of the band presently.”
In accordance with the Related Press and BBC, the singer was declared useless on Thursdayafter being discovered at his Dorset house in southwest England. No trigger was disclosed, however Dorset police instructed the retailers that “there have been no suspicious circumstances.”
Cattermole’s demise comes weeks after S Membership 7 introduced in February that it might embark on its reunion tour. The seven-person troupe, whose hits embody “Attain,” “Don’t Cease Movin’” and “S Membership Get together,” deliberate an 11-date run within the U.Ok. and Eire starting in October.
The Brit Award-winning outfit was fashioned in 1998 by Spice Ladies mastermind Simon Fuller, who launched the group on a kids’s TV present a few pop band by which every member performed fictional variations of themselves.
The “S Membership 7 in Miami” stars signed with Polydor Information and topped the charts with their 1999 debut single, “Convey It All Again.” The septet launched 4 albums, starred in kids’s TV exhibits and notably carried out at Buckingham Palace in 2002 to have a good time Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Cattermole left the band later that yr to pursue a solo profession.
Extra lately, he did private tarot readings and posted music and vlogs on his YouTube channel, constructing a following of greater than 2,000 subscribers.
The musician, whose grandfather labored on the iconic Abbey Highway studios, was resolved to seek out work in music at a younger age, the BBC reported. He entered the Nationwide Youth Music Theatre as a young person and fashioned a heavy metallic band at 16, simply years earlier than his transition to pop music as a result of the chance was too good to move up. He joined S Membership 7 round age 21.
“Pop Idol” and “American Idol” creator Fuller, who managed the group, instructed the BBC that Cattermole “was a beacon of sunshine for a era of pop music followers and he shall be significantly missed. We’re all deeply shocked and saddened by this information.”
The remaining members of the band are Hannah Spearritt, whom Cattermole dated for 5 years whereas within the band, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Jo O’Meara.