Stuart Cable, 1970-2010

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Music – Glastonbury Festival 2002 – Stereophonics

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has been found dead, police have confirmed.

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Kerrang Day Of Rock – London

Cable, 40, was found in his Aberdare home this morning (June 7) at 5:30am.

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Stereophonics “A Day At Slane”

After leaving Stereophonics in 2003, Cable found work as a media personality, hosting his own TV show, Cable Connects, and his own radio show on BBC Radio Wales.

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Stereophonics/NetAid

Having grown up in the same Welsh village as his bandmates, Cable drummed on the band’s first four albums, before being replaced by Argentinian-born Javier Weyler.

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Kerrang! Day Of Rock

His mother Mabel, 79, said: “Stuart has travelled all over the world with the band and I have worried myself silly. He is now settled down and then this has happens. It has not sunk in yet.”

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Stereophonics in Dublin

In his autobiography, published in 2009, Cable admitted to having had a cocaine problem, but said he was now clean. “When we went on tour coke was never far behind for me,” he wrote in Demons And Cocktails. “Once a show was over I turned into some kind of coke-taking zombie.”

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Cable, a father of two, had moved back to the Welsh valleys and was playing with a new band, Killing for Company, at the time of his death.

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