According to a coroner’s report who investigated the cause of death of Paul Cattermole, a member of the pop group S Club 7, he died of natural causes.
A spokesperson for Dorset’s coroners’ office also said there would be no inquest into his death. No further details were given on the cause of death by the coroner.
The 46-year-old was found dead in his home in Dorset on 6 April, weeks after announcing he was rejoining the pop band, and was due to embark on a UK tour with the group later this year.
Paul Cattermole had left the group in 2002, swapping pop music for his first love of heavy metal.
The tour will still go ahead, but band member Hannah Spearritt had opted not to take part.
Spearritt has been in a relationship with Cattermole for several years. In an interview with The Sun, she said she couldn’t “stop crying” since hearing the news.
“Although Hannah will always be part of S Club 7 she won’t be joining us on this tour. We wish her all the best for the future. However, the five of us are really excited and geared up.”
The band also rebranded as S Club ahead of the tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
S Club 7 was one of the UK’s biggest pop bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some of their biggest hits were Reach, Don’t Stop Movin’, and S Club Party, which earned the music band 11 UK top 10 singles and four number ones.
S Club 7 has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and won two Brit Awards.