The Tragic Death Of S Club 7's Paul Cattermole

Paul Cattermole, best known for being a member of the British pop group S Club 7, died at the age of 46 on April 6, according to Variety. "Dorset Police has confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances," a statement from his family and the band read.

The official S Club 7 Twitter account also posted a statement on behalf of the pop group. "We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul," the group wrote. "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." In a second tweet, the statement continues, saying that Cattermole will "be so deeply missed by each and every one of us" and again asks for privacy. As Variety reported, this untimely news comes shortly after the band announced a reunion tour that was supposed to start this fall.

Paul Cattermole's death is a 'shock' to those closest to him

Paul Cattermole made a name for himself when he signed on to be a member of the British pop group, S Club 7. He auditioned for the band in the late '90s, which was put together by music manager Simon Fuller, who also created the Spice Girls. The final members of the band were Cattermole, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, and Rachel Stevens, and he stayed with them until 2002, per the BBC. He was the first member to leave and the band ended up breaking up in 2003, as the BBC reported.

According to the Daily Mail, Spearritt — who also dated Cattermole from 2001 to 2006, and then briefly in 2015, per the Mirror — "is absolutely devastated and inconsolable." The source continued, "This came as a massive shock, and she is struggling to believe he is no longer with us." The pair reportedly just reconciled after having a public feud following their relationship, and were gearing up to join all of their original bandmates for the 11-date fall reunion tour. "The band are all in pieces," the insider said. "They were all looking forward to the reunion tour and reliving their amazing memories together."