The Overtones singer Timmy Matley dead, aged 36

Timmy Matley dead

The band told their 55,000 followers: "It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away".

Fans have since paid tribute to the talented singer across social media, among then TV presenter Phillip Schofield and former X Factor victor Sam Bailey. "Family and friends are devastated a the news and have requested privacy at this very hard time".

'It is with great sadness we have learned the passing of our dear friend and former member Timmy Mately.

Cork publisher Michael Mulcahy said he was deeply shocked at the news.

While the exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed, Matley had been battling skin cancer after he discovered a lump under his arm two years ago.

Timmy had been battling skin cancer after he was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma in 2016 but the circumstances of his death are still unclear.

"Heaven has gained the most lovely angel".

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"The Overtones singer, from Cork Ireland, was 36 years old and lived in London. Sleep tight our friend".

"He was such a lovely and talented man".

The handsome five-piece vocal harmony group went on to achieve four top-ten albums in the United Kingdom and their debut, Good Ol' Fashioned Love, reached number four in the charts. To his Mam Geraldine and Sister Audrey, the heartfelt sympathy from Jonathan and myself.

Matley had announced that he meant to take part in a charity skydive in aid of Chelsea's Royal Marsden hospital, where he had received treatment, on May 4.

Tim was set to join his fellow Overtones on tour this summer.

Mr Matley was due to perform at City Hall in Cork in June as part of a charity concert to raise funds in aid of the local Down Syndrome Centre.

It was the hospital where he received his cancer treatment and he had raised more than £5,000 for them already.

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