S Club 7 band member Paul Cattermole has died at the untimely age of 46.
His death comes just weeks after the group announced it was going on a major reunion tour – including at date at Dublin’s 3Arena in October.
The band’s management says ‘we’re truly devastated‘ at the news and says they’re ‘thankful of the memories.’
S Club 7 were one of the biggest pop acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Their hits included Reach, Don’t Stop Movin’ and S Club Party. In total, they had 11 UK top 10 singles, including four number ones, and sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.
After their successes, Cattermole left in 2002 to rejoin his previous metal band, after which his bandmates dropped the number from their name.
All seven members reunited in 2014, and in February they announced another reunion tour, with 11 dates at arenas in the UK and Ireland later this year.
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 7 (@SClub7) April 7, 2023