Coroner rules Paul Cattermole, late S Club 7 star, died of natural causes
A coroner’s report into the death of Paul Cattermole, a member of pop group S Club 7, has ruled that he died of natural causes.
A spokesperson for Dorset’s coroners office told the BBC there would be no inquest into his death.
Cattermole was found at his home in Swanage on Thursday 6 April, with police stating there were no suspicious circumstances. He was 46.
Earlier this year he was part of the announcement that S Club 7, the group who debuted in 1999 and went on to have 11 UK Top 5 hits, would be reforming for a UK arena tour. HIs bandmates said they were “truly devastated” by Cattermole’s death, adding: “There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel.”
The band, now retitled S Club, recently announced they are to continue with their planned tour without Cattermole or Hannah Spearritt, who was in a relationship with Cattermole during their early-00s heyday. Rachel Stevens said Cattermole “was such a big part of this tour, so involved in everything that we are planning. And we are just going to keep his memory alive and share it with all of you and it’s going to make it even more special”.
Jon Lee said: “Although Hannah will always be part of S Club 7 she won’t be joining us on this tour. We wish her all the best for the future. However, the five of us are really excited and geared up.”