Paul Cattermole of S Club 7 has died at the age of 46.

“We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul,” the band’s management said.

“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.”

Paul Cattermole

Paul Cattermole

This stunning announcement comes just a few weeks after the band announced a 25th-anniversary reunion tour.

The band was one of the most popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

You couldn’t avoid S Club 7 around this time, with two Brit Awards, four number-one singles, and a smash TV series – before the band parted up in 2003.

More to come…