Paul Cattermole gave an interview two months before his tragic death in which he spoke of his hopes for ‘new beginnings’ and ‘good luck’ ahead.
The singer tragically passed away on Thursday at the age of 46, leaving his bandmembers in shock and his ex-girlfriend Hannah Spearritt devastated.
He had been gearing up to head on a 25th anniversary tour with S Club 7 later this year, 26 years after he left the group to form new group Skua.
In 2021, Paul revealed he had launched a new career as a tarot card reader, reinventing himself as a ‘spiritual psychic detective’, and charging £39.99 for readings.
Speaking in February at a press conference to announce the reunion, Paul revealed he had consulted with the cards to see what the future held.
Tragic: Paul Cattermole gave an interview to MailOnline two months before his tragic death in which he spoke of his hopes for ‘new beginnings’ and the ‘good luck’ ahead (pictured at the press conference on February 14)
New career: In 2021, Paul revealed he had launched a new career as a tarot card reader, reinventing himself as a ‘spiritual psychic detective’, and charging £39.99 for readings
He told MailOnline: ‘I saw wheel of fortune – that’s good, that’s good luck. I genuinely did look at the cards.
‘There were other cards as well, ace of clubs – passion, new beginnings, your cup over-runeth with genuinely passionate emotion.
‘It’s positivity – something to be passionate about.’
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.
He later revealed he hid his psychic abilities from the rest of S Club 7 because he feared it would make him sound ‘crazy’.
The pop star swapped his mic for tarot cards after reinventing himself as a ‘spiritual psychic detective’, earning money by charging £39.99 for reading on a spiritual website.
Paul explained how he enters rooms and reads the ‘energy within them’, adding that the older he’s got, the better he’s able to ‘process’ what’s going on.
After leaving his pop career behind, Paul spend a decade honing his skills to build the career he had today, but told how his abilities first surfaces in his teens, before growing more ‘intense’ in his 20s.
But at the height of his fame during his time in S Club, Paul admitted he couldn’t tell the truth about his abilities for fear of sounding insane.
He said: ‘I didn’t know what it was but I was getting premonitions of certain things. I would see photos of people in newspapers and certain things about them would jump out of the image. Then in my 20s it got more intense, but I could never tell anyone, even my bandmates, because it would sound like I’m crazy.’
Reunited: (L-R) Rachel Stevens, Paul, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett were gearing up to reform for a 25th anniversary tour later this year
New venture: 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
RIP: It was announced on Friday that Paul Cattermole had died at the age of 46. The circumstances surrounding his death are not said to be suspicious (pictured on Wednesday)
Paul’s hopes for a positive future came just seven weeks before he was found dead at his home in Dorset.
His family revealed that he died on Thursday and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his passing.
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 statement released by his family read: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole.
‘Paul was found yesterday, 6th April 2023 at his home in Dorset and was pronounced dead later that afternoon.’
It continued: ‘While the cause of death is currently unknown, Dorset Police has confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances.
‘Paul’s family, friends and fellow members of S Club request privacy at this time.’
The band paid tribute to Paul on Twitter, writing: ‘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. 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.’
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.
Heyday: The group were one of the biggest bands of the Noughties and had a string of hits
Tragic news: While his cause of death has not been revealed, the band’s manager reportedly said that there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’
‘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 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.
All seven of the group agreed to the comeback, been masterminded by music mogul Simon Fuller.