S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole dies aged 46
By Steve Hopkins
"We are truly devastated."
S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole has died days after the group announced it was going on a major reunion tour.
He was 46.
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.”
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. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/CFpkjU62aD
— S Club (@sclub) April 7, 2023
His bandmates were reportedly told by management that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Cattermole, who was only recently pictured smiling while on a walk in the woods, had been due to join the pop group later in the year as they embarked on a set of reunion gigs.
“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.”
Famous for hits like 'Never Had a Dream Come True', 'Reach' and 'S Club Party', Cattermole was one of the original members of the pop group when it formed in 1998.
In 2002, he left the band and formed, Skua, which broke up a year later.
In 2014, S Club 7 performed together at Children in Need before reuniting the next year for the Bring It All Back Tour.
Over their five years together, S Club 7 recorded four studio LPs, released eleven singles and sold over 14 million albums worldwide.