Paul Cattermole, a member of the early 2000s British pop group S Club 7, has died at the age of 46.

LONDON — Paul Cattermole, a member of early 2000s British pop group S Club 7, has died just weeks after the band announced a reunion tour. He was 46 years old.

The Cattermole band and family said Friday that “it is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son and brother Paul Cattermole.”

They said Cattermole was found at his home in Dorset, southwest England, on Thursday and pronounced dead later that afternoon.

“While the cause of death is currently unknown, Dorset Police have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances,” they said.

In a statement on social media, members of S Club 7 said they were “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 very lucky to have had him in our lives and we are grateful for the amazing memories we have,” the band said.

Formed in 1998 by Simon Fuller, the music mogul behind the Spice Girls, S Club 7 launched, like The Monkees, through a TV show about a pop band, in which the members performed fictional versions of themselves.

S Club 7 had a string of upbeat UK hits, including “Don’t Stop Movin'”, the bubblegum pop classic “Reach” and the ballad “Never Had a Dream Come True”, which was also a hit with Top 10 in the United States.

In 2002, the group performed at a concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 50th year on the throne.

Cattermole left the band the same year. In February, all of the original members of S Club 7 announced a 25th anniversary tour, which will kick off in October.

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