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08th Apr 2023

Police release statement following death of S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole

Steve Hopkins

Paul was due to join a reunion tour in October

Police have said there are “no suspicious circumstances” following the sudden death of Paul Cattermole on Thursday.

The S Club 7 star died suddenly at his Dorset home, with the band announcing his passing Friday.

The 46-year-old’s cause of death has not been revealed.

Cattermole’s death came just weeks after the band announced they were embarking on a 25th-anniversary tour later this year.

The band’s management said: “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 Mail reported that Cattermole’s death came after years of money troubles. He declared bankruptcy in 2015.

Cattermole previously left Loose Women viewers in tears after he detailed how he was living off noodles and couldn’t afford a new shirt for his television appearance at the time.

The performer, who was recently pictured smiling while on a walk in the woods, had been due to join the pop group for the reunion gigs in October.

“Everyone is in pieces. Hannah [Spearritt] and the rest of the gang broke down when told what happened,” a management source told The Sun.

“No one can believe it. There is a real sense of horror and disbelief.”

Cattermole was one of the original members of the band, famous for hits like ‘S Club Party’, when it formed in 1998.

He was talent spotted by producers from 19 Management and invited to audition.

He left the band in 2002 and formed, Skua, but they broke up a year later.

In 2014, S Club 7 performed together at Children in Need and the following year reunited for the Bring It All Back Tour.

Over the five years the band was together, S Club 7 had four UK No.1 singles, one UK No.1 album, and hits throughout Europe, including a top-ten single in the US, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

They recorded four studio albums, released eleven singles and went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide.

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