Cousins! Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of S Club 7 group member Paul Cattermole!
In a post to Instagram on April 7th, Friday morning the chart topping U.K group penned an open letter to fans upon the 46 year old’s passing.
“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.”
The shared statement continues, “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.”
According to reports from CNN, Paul was discovered on Thursday April 6th within his Dorset located home. He was pronounced dead later in the day.
Though there has been no details forwarded of what Paul’s cause of death was at this time, local officials have confirmed that there were no signs of foul play.
S Club 7 was originally founded within the 90’s era consisting of members Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh and Paul. Together the international phenomenons successfully earned four No. 1 singles in the U.K including a chart topping album.
Their fan favorite songs include hits such as: “Never Had A Dream Come True,” “Bring It All Back,” “Don’t Stop Movin'” and “Have You Ever.”
S Club 7 also had a show aired exclusively on the BBC network titled ‘Miami 7.”
In 2002 Paul had exited the group and a year later S Club eventually split all together in 2003.
“We were closer than many pop groups,” said Paul in a 2019 interview with the Guardian. “People that used to work with us said: ‘Wow, you guys actually speak, you actually stay in the same room.’ Most of them don’t.
“It was five years of my life,” he told the Guardian. “I definitely thought, when I was 20, that by the time I was 40 it would be a done thing. And it’s not … I’ve been answering S Club questions for 20 years. It will be great — it will be bliss — to one day not have to, but it’s part of it, and I totally accept that.”
Just a few week prior to Paul’s passing the group had announced their plans to reunite and hit the stage in celebration of their 25 years in the business with a tour.