(CNN) Paul Cattermole of British pop group S Club 7 has died aged 46, just weeks after the pop group announced a major reunion tour.
“We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul,” Cattermole’s band members said in a statement. Register on Twitter Friday.
“There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel. We are so lucky to have had him in our lives and are thankful for the wonderful memories we have.”
“He will be deeply missed by each and every one of us. We ask that you respect the privacy of his family and the band at this time.”
A statement from his family and team, obtained by the UK’s PA Media news agency, said on Friday: “It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son and brother, Paul Cattermole.”
“Paul was found yesterday, April 6, 2023, at his home in Dorset and was pronounced dead that afternoon.”
The statement added that the cause of death was not known, but Dorset Police “confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances”.
CNN has contacted representatives of S Club 7.
Formed in the late 1990s, pop group S Club 7 had four UK No. 1 singles and one UK chart-topping album. Included are “Never A Dream Come True,” “Bring It All Back,” “Don’t Stop Movin'” and “Sometime For You.”
Its members include Rachel Stevens, Joe O’Meara, Tina Barrett, John Lee and Bradley McIntosh.
The group also had its own television show, originally called “Miami 7”, which aired on the BBC.
In 2002, Cattermole said he was leaving S Club 7 to play with his old band Squaw.
“It got to the point where things were handled so badly that I had to go,” he said Guardian In 2019.
S Club — the group’s new name following Cattermole’s departure — eventually disbanded in 2003.
“It’s been five years of my life,” Cattermole told the Guardian. “When I was 20, I thought for sure it would be a thing by the time I was 40. It wasn’t … I’ve been answering S Club questions for 20 years. It’s going to be great — it’s going to happen. Be blessed — one day you won’t have to, But that’s part of it, and I fully accept that.”
Earlier this year, the pop group announced dates for their 25th anniversary tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.