It has been announced that Paul Cattermole, one of the lead singers of the group S Club 7, died just a couple of months before finalizing a reunion tour of the popular pop group. He was 46 years old. The cause of death is still unknown.
“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 pronounced dead in the afternoon,” read the official statement released by the BBC and written by the band and their relatives.
“Dorset Police have confirmed there is no suspicious evidence. Although the cause of death is currently unknown, Dorset Police have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances. Paul’s family, friends and S Club members request privacy at this time,” the announcement concluded.
S Club 7 were about to reunite to celebrate their 25th anniversary and play eleven cities across the UK. The group is completed by Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Jo O’Meara.
Cattermole was in a relationship with his partner Spearritt for five years, when they were in the band, and dated again in 2015.
sadness in the networks
A note posted on the group’s social networks underlines the band’s sadness over the death of Cattermole.
“There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel. We have been very fortunate to have had him in our lives and are grateful for the wonderful memories we have,” the band points out.
A group of Simon Fuller
S Club 7 is an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. The band rose to fame by starring in their own television series called Miami7on CBBC in 1999. During the five years they were together, S Club 7 achieved four No. 1 singles in England, one No. 1 album in the country, a string of No. 1 singles across Europe and Top Singles 10 in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The seven members have recorded a total of four studio albums and had 13 singles, selling more than 18 million copies worldwide.
His first album, Club S, had a 90s pop style, similar to many artists of his time. However, throughout her career, her musical focus has shifted towards a more R&B style, a fact that is most evident in her latest studio album, See Double.
The group’s concept and branding was created by Simon Fuller, who was also their manager. Their television series ran for four seasons, showing the group’s journey across the United States to finally conclude in Spain. The series was a youth comedy and became popular in more than 100 different countries, where it was watched by over 90 million viewers.
In 2002, Paul Cattermole announced he was leaving the band, they toured one last time and disbanded. Then there were short meetings and build recordings. Just now they had a big comeback tour planned.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.