S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole died of multiple heart issues aged 46

Paul Cattermole’s death certificate has revealed the S Club 7 star tragically died from ‘multiple heart issues’, it has been reported. 

The singer was found dead on April 6 in his ground floor flat in Wareham, Dorset, aged just 46 – months ahead of the band’s reunion tour. 

According a death certificate seen by The Express, coroners discovered Paul died from a ‘cardiac arrhythmia, acute myocardial ischaemia and severe coronary artery atheroma and intraplaque haemorrhage’.

According to The British Heart Foundation, an arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm that can that can affect the body’s ability to function.  

The Mayo Clinic describes Myocardial ischemia as a condition which occurs when blood flow to your heart is reduced, preventing the heart muscle from receiving enough oxygen.

RIP: Paul Cattermole’s death certificate has revealed the S Club 7 star tragically died from ‘multiple heart issues’ it’s been reported (pictured in Feburary)
Heartbreak: The singer’s body was found April 6 in his ground floor flat in Wareham, Dorset, aged just 46 – months ahead of the band’s reunion tour  (pictured in 2000)

The coroner was informed of Paul’s death by his mother Linda. 

MailOnline have contacted S Club 7’s reps for comment. 

S Club 7 rebranded themselves following Paul’s shock death earlier this year. 

The band will still go ahead with their reunion tour which they have dedicated to him, although Hannah Spearritt, 42 has pulled out as she battles with her grief. 

Now the group will be going ahead as a five-piece, their Instagram has been amended to ‘S Club’.

In a social media clip bandmember Jon Lee, said: ‘Sorry it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us but in all honesty we’ve been in a bit of shock and it’s taken a while for us to find the right words to describe how we feel about losing our brother Paul.’ 

Hannah and Paul dated from 2001 before splitting in 2006, with the pair rekindling their romance in 2015 before finally going their separate ways just months later.

Singer and actress Hannah has spoken of her devastation over Paul’s death and said she ‘can’t stop crying’ and her fellow band members have now confirmed she won’t be joining them on the upcoming tour.

Remembering him: S Club 7 has rebranded ahead of their upcoming tour which is dedicated to Paul  (far left)

Changes: The band will now be known as S Club as they mourn Paul and continue without Hannah, who is battling her grief

Jon Lee, Rachel Stevens, Tina Barrett, Jo O’Meara and Bradley McIntosh announced they would be continuing the tour without her, with the production being renamed The Good Times Tour in tribute to Paul.

Tina said: ‘We’re calling the tour The Good Times Tour in tribute to Paul because that was his song and all the fans know that was his song so it just feels right.’

Rachel continued: ‘It’s taken a time to process and get our heads round it all, and also taking time to share time together so that we can remember Paul and all the memories we had together.’

‘It’s just really sad,’ added Tina. ‘It’s really, really hard to process it right now.’

Bradley said: ‘We’re all in so much disbelief and Paul was a big brother to us, all of us, and even to you guys out there. He truly was a unique specimen of a human being.

‘No one could ever, ever replace our Paul but he lives on inside each and every one of us.’

Standing down: Hannah Spearritt, 42, has stepped down from the pop group’s upcoming reunion tour following the death of Paul (Hannah pictured earlier this month)

The show must go on: (L-R) Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Jo O’Meara, Rachel Stevens and Bradley McIntosh announced they would be renaming their October tour The Good Times Tour

Getting tearful, Jo said: ‘Whenever Paul walked into the room, you definitely knew he was there because he would just light it up with humour and love, and just a really special person.’

Referring to Hannah’s absence in the video, Jon continued: ‘You’ve probably already noticed there’s only five of us here today and although Hannah will always be a 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 geared up and ready to crack on. It’s going to be our tribute to Paul.

‘So we are actually renaming the tour The Good Times Tour, which is the song that Paul was going to sing.’

‘And he’s always going to be with us,’ said Rachel. ‘Such a huge part of this tour, so involved in everything that we are planning and we’re just going to keep his memory alive and share it with all of you, and it’s going to make it even more special.’

With a tear dropping down her face, Jo said: ‘It will and thank you to all the fans who have sent so many beautiful messages to us all… We’ll see you all really soon guys.’

Looking back: Hannah and Paul dated from 2001 before splitting in 2006, with the pair rekindling their romance in 2015 before separating just a few months later (pictured in 2004)

Devastating: Paul was found dead at the age of 46 on April 6 at his home in Dorset, with there being no suspicious circumstances around his death (Paul and Hannah pictured on stage with S Club 7 at Wembley Arena in London in 2002)

It comes after Hannah said she has been concentrating on her life with her loved ones after the devastating news of Paul’s death.

Hannah admitted last month that she ‘can’t stop crying’ after pop star Paul died suddenly at the age of 46 earlier the same month.

An emotional Hannah revealed how Paul was the most excited of the group ahead of S Club’s upcoming reunion arena tour, revealing the pair, who dated for seven years, had laughed and hugged as they met up to ‘clear the air’ before the plans were finalised.

‘It’s still so raw and I have these moments where I don’t quite believe that it’s real. I still can’t believe I will never see him again,’ she told The Sun.

Distraught: Hannah has spoken of her devastation following the death of her S Club 7 bandmate Paul Cattermole (pictured in September)

Sad news: The singer and actress has admitted she ‘can’t stop crying’ after pop star Paul died suddenly at the age of 46 earlier this month (Hannah and Paul pictured in 2005)

‘It’s all the more tragic because he was looking forward to the tour the most out of all of us. He just wanted to have fun and enjoy it.’

Paul was found dead at his home in Dorset on April 6.

The sad news came six months before the S Club 7 tour was due to take place in October.

Hannah told how she received a message from her management team asking her to contact them.

She explained: ‘I called the number and was told, “Paul has sadly passed, Paul has died”.

‘I couldn’t make sense of it and had so many questions. I was trying to process it but I just couldn’t.’

Hannah has concentrated on her life with her loved ones – partner Adam Thomas, 42, and their children Taya, four, and Tora, two.

However, Hannah said she is overwhelmed with grief when she is alone, adding ‘my heart is broken for him and his family’.

Heyday: (L-R) Paul, Tina, Bradley, Jo, Rachel, Jon and Hannah are seen in Los Angeles, California in 1999, with the band filming their BBC television series in the US

Hannah said Paul was happier than he had been in years, which makes it ‘even more heartbreaking’.

Primeval star Hannah expressed her gratitude for the ‘heartwarming’ messages of support from fans, saying they’d brought ‘a little ray of sunshine within the darkness’.

S Club 7 announced in February this year that they would be embarking on a reunion tour in October to mark their 25th anniversary as a band.

Hannah and Paul dated for seven years and eventually went through a tough split as a couple in 2015.

Their management arranged a meeting with a mediator so they could work through their differences in January.

Hannah said she wanted to look to the future and ensure they could work together harmoniously and not make the rest of the band feel awkward.

After their initial nerves dissolved, she said the pair were talking fondly about their time working together as a band in the 90s.

The pair first met when Hannah was 13, when they were both members of the National Youth Music Theatre.

They were both chosen three years later for S Club 7 which was put together by the manager of the Spice Girls, Simon Fuller, when Paul was approached directly and Hannah auditioned.

Performance art: The pair, who first met as teenagers when they were part of the National Youth Music Theatre, are seen on stage in London in 2001

They later moved in to a flat in London’s East Finchley but they grew closer romantically while filming for the group’s BBC television series Miami 7 in the United States in 1999, with Hannah describing Paul as ‘my first true love’.

Paul left S Club in 2002 and he and Hannah split four years later.

They rekindled their romance when the pop group reunited in 2015 but they went their separate ways for good three months later.

It comes after Bradley McIntosh broke his silence to share a tribute to his late S Club 7 bandmate Paul Cattermole.

The singer spoke out on Friday after his bandmate was found dead at his home in Dorset on 6 April, with a cause of death yet to be announced.

Bradley, 41, wrote on Instagram alongside an old video of himself and Paul messing around by donning wigs in a shop at the peak of their fame: ‘I can’t believe I’m writing this right now but as many of you know we lost our dear friend, fellow band member and big brother Paul last week.

‘Thankyou for the good times the memories and big love. We had so many great adventures together.

‘I know your not going to be with us on the next one in the physical but you’ll always be with us in our hearts and thoughts. Gonna miss you. Love you bro. R.I.P.’

‘Gonna miss you:’ It comes after Bradley McIntosh shared a heartfelt tribute message to S Club 7 bandmate Paul after he died aged 46 earlier this month (pictured together in a throwback video)

Sad: He wrote ‘I can¿t believe I¿m writing this right now but as many of you know we lost our dear friend, fellow band member and big brother Paul last week’

Devastated: Jo O’Meara broke her silence after the sudden death of her S Club 7 bandmate Paul Cattermole, saying she was ‘shocked and heartbroken’

Memory: Her outing follows on from a tribute she posted to Instagram earlier this week, writing a sentimental message following Paul’s death

Tributes had already been paid to Paul by his other bandmates Rachel Stevens, 45, Jo O’Meara, 43, Jon Lee, 40, Tina Barrett, 46, and Hannah.

Jo wrote on social media: ‘I just wanted to reach out and thank everybody from the bottom of my heart for the love and kindness you have shown over the tragic passing of our sweetest soul Paul.

‘This has been utterly devastating, and I am totally shocked and heartbroken.

‘We have lost someone so incredibly special to us all, and there is a huge sense of sadness that will never go.

‘Paul will forever be a huge part of our lives, and I will forever treasure the memories we made! I will love you always Paul, God bless you my darling, Rest in forever Peace Love JoJo.’

Rachel added: ‘Thank you so much for all your beautiful messages of love and support. The outpouring of love for our Paul has been so incredibly special and has meant so much. I hope he knew how loved he was.

‘Such a kind, gentle and sensitive soul with the most incredible energy and such a wild free spirit. He would light up any room.

‘We are heartbroken but so grateful for the memories we all shared. An absolute shining star who we will love and miss always. RIP darling Paul.’

Touching: Tina, 46, wrote a poem in memory of Paul whom she described as a ‘shining star, full of character and life’

S Club: Tina accompanied the moving poem with a photo from when they were on tour. The band surrounded Paul as he played on the guitar

And Tina said: ‘Farewell sweet Paul, your star shines so bright, forever in our hearts, sleep well and goodnight.’

The band also said on Twitter in a joint statement: ‘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.

It’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.’

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