Stereophonics Drummer Choked to Death on His Own Vomit: Inquiry

Stereophonics Drummer Choked to Death on His Own Vomit: Inquiry
Back in June, current BBC Radio host and former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable died in his home in South Wales. At the time, the cause of the 40-year-old's death was unconfirmed. Now, an inquiry into his death has concluded that Cable choked on his own vomit after drinking heavily.

The Independent reports that in the three days leading up to and including his death on June 6, Cable went to the pub numerous times, as well as drank at home. The inquiry found Cable vomited in his sleep, and that the drummer had acute alcohol poisoning. At the time of his death, the alcohol content in his body had reached toxic levels, said the inquiry.

Cable celebrated his 40th birthday just weeks before his death. He was a founding member of the Stereophonics and remained in the band until 2003, when he left to focus on his media career. He hosted a number of TV and radio shows including Cable TV, Cable Connects and Saturday Night Cable. Many of his media gigs were with the BBC.

Cable had recently started playing with a new band, Killing for Company. Since his death, Killing for Company have released the charity single, "Former Mining Town," as a memorial to the late drummer.

Cable's family were mostly assent from the recent inquiry, but a family friend read a statement requesting privacy and saying that they "could never put into words how much Stuart meant to them."