Paul Cattermole was pictured just one day before his tragic death at the age of 46, leaving his S Club 7 bandmates in shock.
The singer was seen out for a walk on Wednesday, just one day before he was devastatingly found dead at his home in Dorset home on Thursday.
He was seen smiling as he strolled through the countryside in his last sighting before his tragic passing.
Just hours later on Thursday, Paul was found dead at his home in Dorset home and there are said to be ‘no suspicious circumstances’ surrounding his passing.
Announcing his death, the band shared the news in a statement on Twitter on Friday, writing: ‘We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul.
Last picture: Paul Cattermole was pictured just one day before his tragic death at the age of 46, leaving his S Club 7 bandmates in shock
‘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.’
The news is said to have come as a ‘shock’ to his fellow bandmembers, including his ex-girlfriend Hannah Spearritt who has been left ‘inconsolable’.
A source close to Paul’s ex-girlfriend and bandmate Hannah Spearritt told MailOnline: ‘She is absolutely devastated.
‘Hannah is inconsolable. This came as a massive shock, and she is struggling to believe he is no longer with us.
‘Just as they rekindled their friendship, the worst happened. The band are all in pieces.
‘They were all looking forward to the reunion tour and reliving their amazing memories together. Paul has and always will be a huge part of Hannah’s journey. Right now, she is just beside herself.’
The tragic news comes shortly after the pair rekindled their friendship and called an end to their seven-year feud.
A host of fans responded to statement on the S Club 7 Twitter account, with users writing: ‘Truly understand that I will stand behind you guys 10,000 percent… Can’t believe this.’
Tragic news: While his cause of death has not been revealed, the band’s manager reportedly said that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’
Heyday: The group were one of the biggest bands of the Noughties
Throwback: In 2002, Paul sent shockwaves through S Club 7’s global fanbase when he spectacularly announced he was quitting the group citing ‘creative differences’ (pictured in 2000)
The news of Paul’s shock death comes just weeks after S Club 7 announced they will reunite for an 11-date tour of the UK and Ireland, performing classics such as Reach, Bring It All Back, and Never Had A Dream Come true.
Fans of the group will not only remember S Club for their music after the band including Rachel Stevens, 44, Tina Barrett, 46, Jon Lee, 40, Bradley McIntosh, 41, and Jo O’Meara, 43, also starred in their very own BBC series Miami 7 and LA 7.
In 2002, Paul sent shockwaves through S Club 7’s global fanbase when he spectacularly announced he was quitting the group citing ‘creative differences’.
He had a rocky road after leaving the band, becoming bankrupt in 2015 and even putting his Brit Award up for sale on eBay saying: ‘There’s bills to pay’.
Paul admitted to trying to sign up to reality shows like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing On Ice but was told he wasn’t ‘famous enough’.
He then appeared on Loose Women in 2018 where he admitted he had run out of money and had to borrow a shirt for the show.
In 2019, Paul made an emotional appearance on the dating show First Dates Hotel.
The star went on a date with music lover Anna but after being let down gently, sobbed on camera and asked for a ‘moment’ to pull himself together.
Hannah and Paul’s friendship predates the creation of the noughties group after they became friends in their teens at the National Youth Music Theatre.
They first kept their romance private with Paul later revealing he would sneak to and from Hannah’s house in the early hours of the morning to avoid being spotted by fans.
The S Club 7 reunion tour has been masterminded by music mogul Simon Fuller, who originally put them together in 1998, after the Spice Girls, his previous band, sacked him as their manager.
Reunited: Rachel Stevens, Paul, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Hannah, Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett (L-R) will be reforming for a 25th anniversary tour
Reuniting for the 25th anniversary tour will reportedly be lucrative for Simon as well as the band, who have all gone in different directions since their split in 2003.
Rachel Stevens went onto have a solo music career and came runner up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.
Hannah, who’s a mum to daughters Tora and Taya, enjoyed an acting career, performing on the likes of BBC One soap EastEnders and Brit drama Primeval.
In 2021, Paul launched a new YouTube channel called Tarot Me This, where he called upon fans to make a donation in exchange for a reading, explaining ‘clairvoyance’ was his new line of work.