S Club 7 Singer Dies at 46

Paul Cattermole
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S Membership 7 singer Paul Cattermole has died at age 46, two months after the ‘90s pop group introduced their reunion tour.

“It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole,” the U.Okay. native’s household mentioned in an announcement on Friday, April 7, per the BBC. “Paul was discovered yesterday, sixth April 2023 at his dwelling in Dorset and was pronounced useless later that afternoon.”

The assertion continued: “Dorset Police has confirmed that there have been no suspicious circumstances. Paul’s household, mates and fellow members of S Membership request privateness right now.” The reason for dying is unknown.

S Membership 7 — identified for his or her late ‘90s and early ‘00s pop hits together with “S Membership Get together,” “By no means Had a Dream Come True” and extra — paid tribute to Cattermole through Twitter on Friday.

“We’re really devastated by the passing of our brother Paul. There aren’t any phrases to explain the deep unhappiness and loss all of us really feel. We had been so fortunate to have had him in our lives and are grateful for the wonderful reminiscences we have now,” the group shared alongside a black-and-white picture of the “Convey It All Again” singer throughout his time within the band. “He shall be so deeply missed by each one in every of us. We ask that you just respect the privateness of his household and of the band right now.”

Cattermole’s sudden passing comes simply two months after S Membership 7 — made up of Rachel Stevens, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Jo O’Meara, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh and Cattermole — introduced the information of their reunion tour.

“We’re very excited to say that we’re going again out on tour in October,” Stevens shared on BBC’s “The One Present” in February. “We’re simply so excited to get again on the market and sing our hearts out and carry out. We’re celebrating 25 years, which is simply loopy.”

McIntosh added: “Clearly, we’re bringing the nostalgia. Clearly we’re bringing the late ’90s, early (2000s), so it’s loads of enjoyable. It’s very optimistic, our music, very optimistic. And I believe in immediately’s occasions you want a little bit of optimistic, you want a little bit of choosing up in order that’s what we’re right here to do.”

Cattermole, for his half, had been candid about his ups and downs in S Membership in recent times.

“We had been nearer than many pop teams – those who used to work with us mentioned: ‘Wow, you guys truly converse, you truly keep in the identical room,’” he recalled to The Guardian in 2019. “Most of them don’t.” Cattermole additionally claimed that he and Spearritt, 42, had been in a relationship following their onscreen romance. (S Membership 7 starred as fictionalized variations of themselves on reveals S Membership 7 in Miami, S Membership 7 in Hollywood and S Membership 7 in Barcelona.)

Paul Cattermole Dead: S Club 7 Singer Dies at 46 Weeks After Announcing Band's Comeback Tour

Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, and Jon Lee of S Membership 7.
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Regardless of his shut relationship with the man band members, the “Attain” singer left the group in 2002, 5 years after S Membership 7 was shaped by legendary music guru Simon Fuller.

“It had obtained to the purpose the place issues had been being dealt with so badly, I needed to go,” Cattermole defined.

Although the group had seen huge success of their heyday, a number of members of the band, together with Cattermole, suffered from monetary points after the group disbanded. (Spearritt, who informed The Solar in January that she was homeless after her household was evicted from their condominium, claimed that the band members weren’t paid pretty throughout their time within the group.)

In 2018, Cattermole offered his BRIT Award on eBay and revealed on British speak present Free Ladies that he used the cash he earned from S Membership 7’s 2015 reunion to repay tens of 1000’s in debt.

“Folks suppose we should all be millionaires however sadly it’s simply not true,” Spearritt informed The Solar earlier this 12 months. “It was what it was and we loved ourselves on the time.”