Timmy Matley, The Overtones lead singer who was originally from Cork, has died at the age of 36 just months before he was due to go on tour.
Back in 2016, Irish-born Matley was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, but had recently improved his situation to positive and that the cancer was in a developed state.
In a report from Ireland said Timmy died after falling from a balcony in London on April 9 but this has not been confirmed.
He started performing at the age of 14 and and by his twenties he auditioned for The X Factor, managing to make it to the stage before judges’ houses.
Matley joined The Overtones in 2010 where the five-member vocal harmony group were discovered by a talent scout, who heard them singing while working as decorators on London’s Oxford Street.
Announcing this mournful death his band-mates wrote in twitter, “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.”
> Shatabdi Sarker Poushi