Published Jun 07, 2010Stuart Cable, current BBC Radio host and former drummer for Welsh group the Stereophonics, was found dead earlier this morning (June 7) at his home in South Wales.
Though the cause of death has yet to be determined, 40-year-old Cable is known to have passed away suddenly, with police looking into the cause of death. No foul play of any kind is suspected.
The musician, who was born in Wales, was best known for forming the Stereophonics with his childhood neighbour Kelly Jones. Cable left the group in 2003 amidst friction over his increasing responsibility as a presenter and host.
Cable's media career quickly took off, as he hosted a number of TV and radio gigs including Cable TV, Cable Connects and a rock show called Saturday Night Cable for the Welsh branch of BBC radio.
Recently, he had started up a new band, Killing for Company, who were due to play the Download Music Festival later this week.
Already, a number of condolences have flooded in from friends of Cable, including one from the Manic Street Preachers.
"Whenever you met Stuart, you always walked away with a massive smile on your face," they said in a statement.
"He really will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends."