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- Posted on Jun 7th 2010 5:22AM by Julian Marszalek
Local police told Spinner the cause of death of a 40-year-old man found at the address has yet to be established and that no suspicious circumstances had yet been established.
Stereophonics formed in Cwmaman in South Wales in 1992 and were the first artists to be signed to Richard Branson's newly formed V2 label in 1996. The band received a Brit Award in 1998 for Best New Group. Cable was sacked from the band after the release of their fourth album, 2003's 'You Gotta Go There to Come Back,' for a reported lack of commitment to the band.
Fellow musicians and media figures were quick to pay tribute.
Mike Peters of the Alarm, who toured with Cable's new band Killing for Company, told the BBC, "He was supposed to be joining us for Rhondda Rocks. I will remember him as someone who was so alive - I can't believe he's gone. I don't know what the circumstances are but it's a real tragedy. He was always smiling and laughing and great to be around. He had lots of energy and couldn't wait for the next day to come around.
"He was a larger than life character who seemed to be a driving force behind the personality of the Stereophonics."
Manic Street Preachers said in a statement , "Whenever you met Stuart, you always walked away with a massive smile on your face. Such a gigantic personality which was reflected in his drumming. He really will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends."
Welsh singer Cerys Matthews, formerly of Catatonia, said, "I am very shocked and sad to hear the news about Stuart Cable. He was always such generous company and will be missed terribly."
BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles said on Twitter, "Shocked to hear the sad news about Stuart Cable. He was always lovely when we met. Love to his family and friends. RIP."
Cable published a memoir in 2009, 'Demons and Cocktails,' which highlighted his problems with drugs and alcohol, as well as series of disputes with frontman Kelly Jones which led to him being sacked from the band in 2003.
Cable subsequently hosted a number of radio shows and in April 2010 he became the presenter of BBC Wales' Saturday Night Show which focused on contemporary and classic rock music.