Cable was found in his Aberdare home at 5:30am (BST) this morning. A cause of death has not been determined yet.
Manic Street Preachers said: “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.”
Cable was sacked from Stereophonics in 2003, and following his departure he went on to have a career in TV and radio, as well as hosting awards ceremonies.