Paul Cattermole spoke about plans for S Club 7 reunion tour just weeks ago
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Just weeks before his tragic passing on Thursday (7 April), S Club 7's Paul Cattermole had been chatting about plans for the band's comeback tour.
Appearing on BBC's The One Show on 13 February, Cattermole and the other members of the band began to discuss their upcoming reunion tour, which was due to start in October 2023.
When asked if the group had started rehearsing yet, the 46-year-old said: "We haven't quite yet.
"We're still determining what we're going to put in the set list for the show."
However, he then said that the band wanted to leave the song choices up to the fans.
"We would like our fans to let us know via social media, just hit us up on the official S Club socials, what sort of songs they might want to hear." Cattermole said.
At that point, host Jermaine Jenas cut in to say: "The classics", to which he agreed enthusiastically.
The singer added: "But they might have an idea or two, where we go 'Hmm, that's interesting'."
S Club 7 - which is made up of Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, Jo O'Meara, John Lee, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh and Hannah Spearritt - first became a pop group in 1998.
With smash hits like 'Reach', 'Don't Stop Moving' and 'Bring It All Back', they entertained fans throughout the early 2000s until they disbanded in 2003.
Their reunion tour was intended to celebrate the group's twenty fifth anniversary.
Prior to their upcoming tour, the band had previously reunited for a UK tour in 2015 before going their separate ways again.
It was announced today by his family that Cattermole had been found in his home in Dorset on Thursday (6 April) and was declared dead that afternoon.
No cause of death has been officially given yet.
S Club 7 also shared a statement on their social media accounts.
"We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul. There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel." the statement reads.
"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."
And fans have taken to social media to offer their condolences to his family and the band.
"Terribly sad news of the passing of Paul Cattermole," wrote one person. "Thoughts with his family, friends and the group/friends S Club 7. RIP."
Someone else commented: "RIP Paul Cattermole. You finally reached the stars."
"@SClub7 member Paul Cattermole dies aged 46," put a third. "So sad. Such a talent. God Bless."
Another added: "RIP Paul Cattermole. My thoughts and love go to all your friends and family."