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RIP Stuart Cable

Stuart Cable, former drummer for Welsh rock band Stereophonics, was found dead yesterday at his home in Aberdare, South Wales. Police are yet to reveal the cause of death, although it has been revealed that there were no suspicious circumstances. He was aged 40.

Cable, who played drums for the Stereophonics for 11 years, also had his own TV show, ‘Cable TV’, as well as his own radio show on BBC Radio Wales. Furthermore, he had worked for Kerrang! radio, XFM Wales and played drums for the band Stone Gods, which was founded by former members of The Darkness. He was due to play in his new band, Killing for Company, at this year’s Download festival, as well as interviewing his favourite band, AC/DC. In his lifetime, Cable supported legendary bands such as U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Since hearing about his death, friends and loved ones have paid tribute to Cable. Stereophonics front man, Kelly Jones has said “He will be really missed, whenever you met Stuart, you always walked away with a massive smile on your face”, the band also added that the drummer had “Such a gigantic personality which was reflected in his drumming”. Other musicians and celebrities, including Rob Brydon, Cerys Matthews and Steve LeMacq, have paid their respect and given their condolences to the drummer’s family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his loving fans.