S Membership 7 star Hannah Spearritt is ‘inconsolable’ over the loss of life of her ex-boyfriend Paul Cattermole as associates have stated he was ‘excited’ about their reuinion tour in October.
The 46-year-old’s loss of life comes amid claims he had appeared ‘very quiet’, sparking considerations from his bandmates.
The singer was discovered useless at his residence in Dorset on Thursday, with the information leaving Hannah and her fellow band members in ‘shock’.
A supply added: ‘Hannah couldn’t even communicate of the information – her boyfriend has been having the conversations that have to be had. She is inconsolable. This has come out of nowhere and she or he is solely numb.’
Sources near the band say that he was ‘excited’ about their forthcoming reunion tour and was specializing in getting match for the rehearsals which have been attributable to start within the early summer time.
The information is alleged to have come as a ‘shock’ to his fellow band members, together with his ex-girlfriend Hannah Spearritt (left) who has been left ‘inconsolable’ (pictured with Paul in 2004)
RIP: S Membership 7 star Paul Cattermole has died on the age of 46, along with his bandmates and followers paying emotional tributes (pictured on Wednesday)
A supply added: ‘Hannah couldn’t even communicate of the information – her boyfriend has been having the conversations that have to be had. She is inconsolable. This has come out of nowhere and she or he is solely numb’ (pictured: Paul Cattermole, left, and Hannah Spearritt, proper)
Tragic information: Whereas his explanation for loss of life has not been revealed, the band’s supervisor reportedly stated that there have been ‘no suspicious circumstances’
Whereas Cattermole was enthusiastic about his return to the limelight, The Every day Mail has been instructed that of his bandmates had considerations about him as he appeared very quiet.
In the meantime, insiders say that the group at the moment are decided to press on with their 11 live shows within the autumn as a tribute to Cattermole.
One stated: ‘A darkish cloud has fallen over the reunion, it was speculated to be such a cheerful occasion however what fantastic approach it could be to recollect Paul.’
Cattermole was discovered useless on Thursday morning in his £172,000 flat in Wareham, Dorset.
An announcement launched by his household learn: ‘It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the surprising passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole.
‘Paul was discovered yesterday, sixth April 2023 at his residence in Dorset and was pronounced useless later that afternoon.’
It continued: ‘Whereas the reason for loss of life is at the moment unknown, Dorset Police has confirmed that there have been no suspicious circumstances.
‘Paul’s household, associates and fellow members of S Membership request privateness right now.’
His cousin, Samantha Maxine Richardson, wrote on Fb: ‘It’s with remorse that my cousin Paul Gerald Cattermole ( s membership 7 ) has handed away .. fly excessive darling I’ve so many fond recollections of us rising up …
‘I bear in mind you sucking ur thumb and I assumed I’d give that in the past lol and I nonetheless do it to this present day… Could you relaxation in everlasting peace my pretty xx.’
Yesterday morning a member of supervisor Simon Fuller’s workforce known as around the six group members – Ms Spearitt, 42, Rachel Stevens, 44, Tina Barrett, 46, Jon Lee, 40, Jo O’Meara, 43, and Bradley McIntosh, 41 – to inform them the information, which left all of them distraught.
The band paid tribute to Paul on Twitter, writing: ‘We’re actually devastated by the passing of our brother Paul.
‘There aren’t any phrases to explain the deep unhappiness and loss all of us really feel. We have been so fortunate to have had him in our lives and are grateful for the wonderful recollections we’ve.
Reunited: (L-R) Rachel Stevens, Paul, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett have been gearing as much as reform for a twenty fifth anniversary tour later this yr
Humble abode: Paul was discovered useless at his residence in Dorset on Thursday this week
Heyday: The group have been one of many greatest bands of the Noughties and had a string of hits (clockwise L-R: Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh, Paul and Rachel Stevens)
Sources near the band say that he was ‘excited’ about their forthcoming reunion tour and was specializing in getting match for the rehearsals which have been attributable to start within the early summer time (pictured left to proper: Paul Cattermole, Bradley McIntosh and Jon Lee of S Membership 7 in November 2014)
‘He will probably be so deeply missed by each one among us. We ask that you simply respect the privateness of his household and of the band right now.’
A supply instructed the Solar: ‘Everyone seems to be in items. Hannah and the remainder of the gang broke down when instructed what occurred.
‘Nobody can consider it. There’s a actual sense of horror and disbelief.’
Paul and his bandmate Hannah Spearritt dated from 2001 to 2006. Hannah and Paul’s friendship predates the creation of the noughties group after they turned associates of their teenagers on the Nationwide Youth Music Theatre.
They first stored their romance personal with Paul later revealing he would sneak to and from Hannah’s home within the early hours of the morning to keep away from being noticed by followers.
A supply near Spearritt stated: ‘She is totally devastated and inconsolable. This got here as an enormous shock, and she or he is struggling to consider he’s now not with us.
‘Simply as they rekindled their friendship, the worst occurred. The band are all in items.
‘They have been all trying ahead to the reunion tour and reliving their wonderful recollections collectively.
‘Paul has and at all times will probably be an enormous a part of Hannah’s journey. Proper now, she is simply beside herself.’
Cattermole (pictured in September 2017) was discovered useless on Thursday morning in his £172,000 flat in Wareham, Dorset
Paul and his bandmate Hannah Spearritt dated from 2001 to 2006. Hannah and Paul’s friendship predates the creation of the noughties group after they turned associates of their teenagers on the Nationwide Youth Music Theatre (pictured: Paul Cattermole and Hannah Spearritt in March 2004)
Paying tribute: The information prompted an outpouring of tributes from his followers and fellow celebrities
The band paid tribute to Paul (proper) on Twitter, writing: ‘We’re actually devastated by the passing of our brother Paul. ‘There aren’t any phrases to explain the deep unhappiness and loss all of us really feel. We have been so fortunate to have had him in our lives and are grateful for the wonderful recollections we’ve’
Following the information, celebrities and 1000’s of S Membership 7 followers took to social media to pay tribute to Cattermole.
Cattermole, who made a residing as a tarot card reader after falling on laborious instances after he stop the group in 2002, was stated to have been in ‘good spirits’ when he was seen at a park near his residence close to Swanage final Wednesday.
An onlooker stated he was ‘smiling and having fun with the sunshine.’
Tv presenter Vernon Kay wrote: ‘That is so very unhappy. From once I first began in TV right through CBBC, T4, TOTP, smash hits ballot winners Paul and Sclub have been at all times there. He at all times had time for a chat. RIP.’
Paul’s former housemate and buddy, Sheridan Smith, stated in a submit on Instagram that his loss made her really feel ‘sick’, based on OK!.
Smith stated: ‘Devastated beyong phrases. All of us grew up collectively within the NYMT then all lived collectively for years.
‘He was a tremendous man and my coronary heart breaks for his associates, household and family members. Considering of Han & Neil and his band mates too. Too younger. Really feel sick.’
Breakfast tv host Lorraine Kelly tweeted: ‘That is so unhappy. Pretty man and he was so trying ahead to the #sclub7 reunion. Interviewed all of them many instances and struck by how mild and shy he was.’
And BBC presenter Owain Wynn Evans wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m so unhappy to listen to this. Sending love xxxx.’
Responding to S Membership 7’s phrases, TV presenter Rylan Clark wrote: ‘Sending all of the like to you all xxx.’
This Morning psychologist Emma Kenny stated: ‘So unhappy to listen to about #PaulCattermole my children cherished the enjoyable of @SClub7 they introduced a number of music, laughter and dancing to our lives. Absolute tragedy.’
Paying their respects: Because the band introduced his passing this afternoon in a tribute, followers left their very own recollections of the favored star
Outpouring of emotion: Followers took to Twitter to share some emotional phrases after listening to information of Paul’s loss of life
Former Celeb Large Brother housemate India Willoughby posted: ‘Omg. Such unhappy information. Paul was at all times my favorite. Cheeky smile. Be with the brightest stars now. Love and condolences to all his household and associates.’
Tv character Lizzie Cundy shared: ‘So shocked and unhappy to listen to S Membership 7 Paul Cattermole has previous away. Such a beautiful man . All my ideas and prayers are along with his household and associates #RestInPeace.’
Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan wrote: ‘Such unhappy information about Paul #Sclub7 he was at all times pretty on the events the place we noticed one another all through our pop journey. My heartfelt condolences & prayers to his household, associates and band mates urghh I hate this. Love when you can guys.’
Actor Jeremy Edwards, who was beforehand engaged to Paul’s S Membership bandmate Rachel Stevens, wrote: ‘RIP Paul Cattermole. My ideas and love go to all of your family and friends.’
Actor Kai Owe paid tribute to ‘his outdated mate Paul’ on Twitter: ‘Gutted. RIP to my outdated mate Paul. The recollections from our time collectively @MountviewLDN and past are flooding again. SO many… all full of laughter, songs, & snoging! Relaxation in peace mate.’
Because the band introduced his passing this afternoon in a tribute, followers left their very own recollections of the favored star.
Jaylan Salah wrote: ‘RIP Paul Cattermole. I used to be obsessive about S Membership 7 once I was little, had a significant crush on Hannah and Bradley, and even watched their TV collection Miami 7 with my sister and Grandpa on the Gramps outdated TV set.
‘Their songs at all times uplifted my spirit and made me really feel like dancing. Unhappy information.’
Elizabeth Bond stated on Twitter that the musician made her bear in mind completely satisfied instances in her life.
She stated: ‘Actually shocked and sorry to listen to this. I noticed S Membership 7 again in 2002 with a buddy of mine.
‘We have been each about ten years older than the common age of the viewers, however I nonetheless really feel nostalgic for that harmless and enjoyable time. RIP Paul and condolences to your family members.’
Bex wrote on Twitter: ‘Gutted to listen to in regards to the loss of life of @Paulcattermole1… We had some incredible recollections collectively. You’ll be deeply missed.’
JenWren stated: ‘That is so bloody unhappy. My buddy and I noticed S Membership a number of years again within the Echo enviornment, relived our youth. Relaxation in peace Paul.’
Ellie Walker added: ‘That is so unhappy. RIP Paul. He was an enormous a part of my childhood. My ideas are with you all and his family members.’
Robust instances: Hannah and Paul have been stated to have fallen out after they broke up however they later made amends (pictured in 2005)
Again on: Hannah and Paul appeared to have confirmed they’d rekindled their romance after being caught kissing on the London Underground
Rekindled: The sighting got here days after it was reported Hannah had dumped her fiancé Adam Thomas in an effort to rekindle her flame with fellow bandmate Paul
Family members: Paul is seen having fun with time along with his household in 2020
Siblings: Paul is seen along with his brothers Martin (centre) and Colin (left)
Elsewhere, one other fan wrote: ‘So unhappy to see that Paul Cattermole has died. His household, associates and the band should be devastated. My heartfelt condolences to all. ‘Attain’ is one among, if not THE, best pop songs of all time. Paul’s acoustic model is beautiful.’
‘Oh man an enormous a part of my childhood paul cattermole has died actually it makes you cherish life rather a lot,’ one other devotee wrote.
‘Actually unhappy to listen to Paul Cattermole of S Membership 7 has died. No age in any respect. Their music was the background noise to my early educating life. So many completely satisfied scenes of the children singing and dancing alongside to their songs,’ posted one other fan.
Whereas one other fan tweeted: ‘As somebody who watched S Membership on TV and have become a fan of the group and their music due to it, I’m shocked by the lack of Paul Cattermole – particularly occurring shortly earlier than the group was to reunite for a tour. RIP Paul. Thanks to all you probably did for the group & music.’
‘Saddened to listen to of the passing of Paul Cattermole. He was my first celeb crush as a child. He was nice in S Membership 7. I even adopted his tarot channel he arrange. He was a star. 46 is not any age to die. It’s not honest. Relaxation in peace x,’ posted one other fan.
‘Devastated to listen to of the passing of Paul Cattermole from S Membership 7 – completely cherished them once I was a baby! Sending like to all of his family members,’ wrote another person.
One other emotional fan posted: ‘The saddest half about Paul Cattermole, is that he lived a lot of his life feeling nugatory & invaluable to individuals. In his loss of life, the messages of affection pour in. In life, he not often felt it. Don’t wait till individuals have died to say what you assume, inform them in life, when it issues.’
Hertforshire-born Cattermole stop S Membership 7 4 years after they catapulted to fame following fall outs with different band members. He went on to type a brand new group Skua, however they cut up a yr later.
In 2018, he bought his Brit Award for £60,000 on eBay after telling followers he was skint. He labored odd jobs to make ends meet, and located common work as a station supervisor for a neighborhood radio station in Swanage, Dorset.
Recollections: Followers took to Twitter to share photos of Paul and S Membership 7 within the years earlier than his loss of life
Heartwarming: Paul’s ultimate Instagram submit was on March 16 – the day earlier than Pink Nostril Day – by which he shared a skit of S Membership 7 ‘auditioning’ for Eurovision
Sketch: Within the heartwarming clip Paul shared, the group auditioned to be the UK’s Eurovision act in entrance of judges Graham Norton, Lulu and Sam Ryder
In 2019 he appeared on First Dates Resort and final yr began a enterprise giving on-line tarot card companies.
Paul had shared his final social media submit earlier than his loss of life on March 16 – the day earlier than Pink Nostril Day – by which he shared a skit of S Membership 7 ‘auditioning’ for Eurovision.
Within the heartwarming clip Paul shared, the group auditioned to be the UK’s Eurovision act in entrance of judges Graham Norton, Lulu and Sam Ryder.
The judges defined they have been ‘on the hunt’ for the UK’s subsequent entry, with Lulu including: ‘You received’t consider who’s attempting to get in on the motion.’
The digicam then revealed the well-known faces who have been auditioning together with S Membership 7, Fleur East and Miranda Hart.
The information of Paul’s shock loss of life comes simply weeks after S Membership 7 introduced they are going to reunite for an 11-date tour of the UK and Eire, performing classics akin to Attain, Convey It All Again, and By no means Had A Dream Come true.
Followers of the group won’t solely bear in mind S Membership for his or her music after the band together with Rachel Stevens, 44, Tina Barrett, 46, Jon Lee, 40, Bradley McIntosh, 41, and Jo O’Meara, 43, additionally starred of their very personal BBC collection Miami 7 and LA 7.
All seven of the group agreed to the comeback, been masterminded by music mogul Simon Fuller – the person who put them collectively in 1998 after the Spice Ladies, his earlier band, sacked him as their supervisor.
He known as every of the seven stars in particular person to counsel the venture and made it clear it could solely work if all of them have been to agree.
Talking on coming again collectively, the band stated: ‘After eight years it feels wonderful to announce that we’re reuniting and performing collectively once more.
‘We’re so excited to deliver the S Membership Social gathering again to our followers throughout the nation to have fun 25 years of S Membership 7. We will’t even consider it’s been so lengthy!
‘Music and friendship have at all times been on the core of every little thing that we’ve ever achieved. We hope everybody can be a part of us for one large celebration!’
S Membership 7 recorded 4 studio albums, launched 11 singles that each one entered the High 5 UK charts, and went on to promote over 10 million albums worldwide.
In 2002, Paul despatched shockwaves by way of S Membership 7’s world fanbase when he spectacularly introduced he was quitting the group citing ‘inventive variations’.
The band introduced their cut up the next yr.
Paul had a rocky street after leaving the band, turning into bankrupt in 2015 and even placing his Brit Award up on the market on eBay saying: ‘There’s payments to pay’.
Throwback: In 2002, Paul despatched shockwaves by way of S Membership 7’s world fanbase when he introduced he was quitting the group citing ‘inventive variations’ (pictured in 2000)
New enterprise: In 2021, Paul launched a brand new YouTube channel known as Tarot Me This, the place he known as upon followers to make a donation in alternate for a studying
He admitted to attempting to enroll to actuality exhibits like I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here! and Dancing On Ice however was instructed he wasn’t ‘well-known sufficient’.
Throughout an look on Free Ladies in 2018 he admitted he had run out of cash and needed to borrow a shirt for the present.
The next yr he made an emotional look on the relationship present First Dates Resort.
The star went on a date with music lover Anna however after being let down gently, sobbed on digicam and requested for a ‘second’ to tug himself collectively.
Bandmate Tina stated on the time: ‘I’m at all times right here for Paul. It’s laborious while you see somebody you’ve labored with appear to be they’re struggling.’
Bearing on his life following the disbandment of the group, Paul revealed how his ‘psychological well being bought worse’ and issues have been ‘tough’ in his life.
He instructed how he knew there have been ‘bother and turbulent instances’ forward as he touched on him being declared bankrupt in 2014.
Nonetheless, he knew there was hope on the horizon as he began getting robust senses of vitality and knew he being ‘known as to do one thing else.’
After their cut up in 2003 the band all went in numerous instructions.
Rachel went onto have a solo music profession and got here runner up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.
Hannah, who’s a mum to daughters Tora and Taya, loved an appearing profession, acting on the likes of BBC One cleaning soap EastEnders and Brit drama Primeval.
In 2021, Paul launched a brand new YouTube channel known as Tarot Me This, the place he known as upon followers to make a donation in alternate for a studying, explaining ‘clairvoyance’ was his new line of labor.
He later revealed he hid his psychic skills from the remainder of S Membership 7 as a result of he feared it could make him sound ‘loopy’.
The pop star swapped his mic for tarot playing cards after reinventing himself as a ‘religious psychic detective’, incomes cash by charging £39.99 for studying on a religious web site.
Paul defined how he enters rooms and reads the ‘vitality inside them’, including that the older he’s bought, the higher he’s capable of ‘course of’ what’s occurring.
After leaving his pop profession behind, Paul spend a decade honing his abilities to construct the profession he had right now, however instructed how his skills first surfaces in his teenagers, earlier than rising extra ‘intense’ in his 20s.
However on the peak of his fame throughout his time in S Membership, Paul admitted he couldn’t inform the reality about his skills for concern of sounding insane.
Trying again: S Membership 7’s Paul Cattermole turned a heartthrob amongst his legions of teenage followers world wide (pictured late 90s)
He stated: ‘I didn’t know what it was however I used to be getting premonitions of sure issues. I might see photographs of individuals in newspapers and sure issues about them would soar out of the picture. Then in my 20s it bought extra intense, however I might by no means inform anybody, even my bandmates, as a result of it could sound like I’m loopy.’
In February, Paul spoke to MailOnline about his hopes for ‘new beginnings’ and ‘good luck’ forward, revealing he’d studied his tarot playing cards.
He instructed MailOnline: ‘I noticed wheel of fortune – that’s good, that’s good luck. I genuinely did have a look at the playing cards.
‘Tright here have been different playing cards as nicely, ace of golf equipment – ardour, new beginnings, your cup over-runeth with genuinely passionate emotion.
‘It’s positivity – one thing to be enthusiastic about.’
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, as a younger man Paul reportedly dreamt of turning into a rugby star, however opted to pursue musical theatre as an alternative.
He studied on the Nationwide Youth Music Theatre and appeared alongside future bandmate Hannah, in Pendragon (1994). He was simply 17 after they met whereas Hannah was 14.
Whereas in school, Paul additionally reportedly duetted with Emma Bunton, who would later turn into Child Spice in 90s lady group the Spice Ladies.
Paul had additionally been in a rock band with some associates, his most well-liked model of music to the pop style he would later grasp.
His large break got here when Spice Ladies supervisor, Simon Fuller, noticed him throughout a present and picked him for S Membership.
After a string of auditions, he turned one of many band’s founding members together with Hannah, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, and Rachel Stevens in 1999.
His bandmates, like him, had tried different avenues earlier than they have been picked for the group, together with appearing, modelling and dancing.
Throughout their 5 years collectively, the band launched 4 number-one singles and one number-one album within the UK in addition to fame globally.
Professional: Paul studied on the Nationwide Youth Music Theatre and appeared alongside future bandmate Hannah, in Pendragon. (pictured in 1999)
They’d a string of standard TV exhibits all named after the variety of bandmates – Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Membership.
The band went on to document 4 studio albums, launched 11 singles that each one entered the High 5 within the UK charts, and bought greater than 10 million albums worldwide.
In 2001, Paul and his bandmates Bradley and Jon have been arrested for utilizing medication, shattering the band’s squeaky-clean picture for a lot of.
Paul, then 24, and his bandmates, have been noticed smoking hashish in a again road off Leicester Sq. in London.
The boys later issued a press release apologising unreservedly to their younger followers.
‘We now have been very silly. We all know we’ve made a mistake and we’re very sorry,’ they stated.
A spokesman for his or her document firm, Polydor, stated the three have been ‘studying the laborious approach’ and ‘deeply regretted’ their actions.
Promoting his awards
In 2018, Paul bought one of the best newcomer BRIT he received with S Membership in 2000 for £66,100.
A number of weeks later he tweeted: ‘Effectively I’m gutted that the successful bidder was whole time waster. He Simply wished to wreck my sale. Seize your self a cut price! Everybody thinks it’s bought!’
The merchandise later made £61,000.
‘The band are gutted by this. They price their followers very extremely they usually know that they’ve let lots of people down.’
In March 2002, Paul stated he could be stepping down from the band to go solo, turning into the primary member of S Membership 7 to go away.
He stated: ‘I’ve had among the greatest instances of my life over the previous 4 years with S Membership and I’d wish to thank all my followers for that and in addition the opposite six guys.
‘It is going to be a tragic day for all of us once I depart and I’ll actually miss not being with them each day – they’re my greatest mates.
‘I’ve reached some extent in my life the place I’d wish to experiment in several types of music as a solo artist.
‘I really like S Membership to bits and I do know they’ll proceed to be massively profitable. I’ll be watching them each step of the best way and want all of them one of the best.’
Nonetheless, he joined the band and members of Queen to carry out at Buckingham Palace for the Golden Jubilee that yr.
He went on to reunite along with his old-fashioned associates within the nu metallic band Skua.
Sadly, the band had little success and cut up in 2003, after failing to signal with a document label. In 2014 it reformed, releasing a collection of singles and a debut album.
They continued to battle to advertise themselves with no label, and shortly S Membership would come calling for Paul once more.
In October 2014, the unique S Membership lineup regrouped for the primary time in virtually ten years, and carried out a number of of their best-known songs for the BBC Kids In Want enchantment.
They reunited once more in 2015 for the Convey It All Again tour, which took them to arenas throughout the UK.
Paul beforehand stated the tour was ‘tough’ and that ‘not everybody within the band sees eye-to-eye’.
After a run of exhibits, Paul determined to go away the group behind once more.
In 2015, Paul took to the stage once more, reprising his musical theatre coaching in The Rocky Horror Present.
He toured throughout the UK within the function of Eddie, which he stated he cherished doing.
‘I used to be a fan of the present earlier than,’ he instructed the Oxford Mail. ‘I cherished it! So I’m having a good time being a part of it now. It’s an excellent present with so many wonderful moments, and I’m having a ball with it.’
He left the tour when obtained a again harm after a dancer fell on him throughout an dance quantity, and later stated he was struggling to seek out work due to his harm.
In February 2023, all authentic members of S Membership 7 introduced they have been reuniting for a UK and Eire enviornment tour in October.
The 11-date tour was anticipated to see them carry out classics akin to Attain, Convey It All Again, and By no means Had A Dream Come true.
On stage: Paul performs as a solid member of ‘The Rocky Horror Present’ tour at Richmond Theatre on Could 6, 2016
The band stated: ‘After eight years it feels wonderful to announce that we’re reuniting and performing collectively once more.
‘We’re so excited to deliver the S Membership celebration again to our followers throughout the nation to have fun 25 years of S Membership 7.
‘We will’t even consider it’s been so lengthy. Music and friendship have at all times been on the core of every little thing that we’ve ever achieved.
‘We hope everybody can be a part of us for one large celebration.’