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The ex 'Phonics drummer was discovered dead at his Aberdare home this morning

Tributes have been pouring in today for the former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable after the news broke that the musician had been found dead at his home in Aberdare in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to the address and found the body of the 40-year-old at his home, named Cable Castle, at approximately 5:30am. The cause of death has not yet been established, although South Wales Police say there are no initial suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Cable is best known as one of the founding members of Welsh rock band The Stereophonics whose hits include Local Boy in The Photograph, A Thousand Trees, and a Maybe Tomorrow to name just a few.

The charismatic drummer was sacked from the band in 2003 with the remaining members citing “commitment” issues as their reason for doing so. Phonics front man Kelly Jones, who grew up on the same street as Cable, said the decision to exclude him from the group was “heartbreaking.”

Since leaving the chart topping band, Cable has gone on to forge a career as a radio presenter and started a new band in 2007, Killing For Company, who were due to play at the Download Festival at Donington Park this coming Saturday.

The drummer with the big personality has been remembered fondly by those who knew him. Fellow Welsh musician Cerys Matthews described Stuart as being “generous company” while actor Rob Brydon remembers the musician turned broadcaster as a “lovely, warm, funny, talented man.”

Originally from Anglesey but moved to Cardiff earlier this year after living in London for the past 4 years. Having undertaken a degree in English Literature from the University Of Wales Bangor, I won a place at The Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins to study towards a Masters degree.

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