Timmy Matley from The Overtones dies, age 36

Timmy Matley (second left) and The Overtones in 2015. Photo by Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock (5280217bm)

Timmy Matley, the singer of the five-piece group The Overtones, has died suddenly at the young age of 36.

Two years ago, the singer was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Recently he had been told that he was in regression and that the scans looked “positive.”

Matley’s death was announced on Twitter by his band and an agent confirmed on Monday that he “died suddenly.” The precise cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

His bandmates wrote: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. We know this news will be as heartbreaking for you all as it is for us. We appreciate your love and support at this difficult time.”

Matley’s agent said in a statement to the BBC:

“Singer Timmy Matley died suddenly in London on the 9 April 2018.

“The Overtones singer, from Cork, Ireland, was 36 years old and lived in London. No further details are currently available.

“Family and friends are devastated at the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

Many celebrities have paid tribute to the singer already, including Phillip Schofield and Scarlett Moffat who took to Twitter to send their good wishes to Matley’s family.