S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole has died at the age of 46, weeks after the band announced a comeback tour.

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The cause of his death, which occurred on Thursday, is unknown, but there are no suspicious circumstances, according to the statement.

Among the biggest musical acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s was S Club 7.

Reach, Don't Stop Movin', and S Club Party were among their hits. Over the course of their career, they sold more than 10 million records worldwide and had 11 UK top 10 songs, including four number ones. They also received two Brit Awards.

Although the cause of death is yet unknown, Dorset Police has determined there were no suspicious circumstances, according to the statement. At this time, Paul's friends, family, and S Club colleagues ask for privacy.

His bandmates expressed their "truly devastated" sentiment on social media. They wrote, "There are no words to express the profound pain and loss we all feel.

The group announced a reunion tour in February, with 11 gigs planned for arenas in the UK and Ireland later this year.

Fans and friends have been pouring in their condolences. The news of Cattermole's passing was "so very sad," according to TV and radio broadcaster Vernon Kay.

Former lover of Rachel Stevens of S Club 7 Jeremy Edwards posted on Facebook: "My thoughts and love go to all your friends and family."