Farranree native Tim Matley of The Overtones dies at age 36

The Overtones star Timmy Matley dies aged 36

They wrote: "It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. Sending love x #RipTimmy".

He wrote back to the band: "I'm so terribly sorry to hear this and sending lots of love to you all and particularly Timmy's family and his many friends".

Matley, former resident of Liam Healy Road in Cork, had been battling cancer after discovering a lump in his underarm in 2016, following which he was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma.

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The circumstances surrounding his death have not been confirmed.


Shocked fans swiftly took to the social media site to send their condolences and heartbreak at the news.

Matley left home at 17 to travel, and later became involved in singing and songwriting before joining the Overtones in 2010.

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The handsome five-piece vocal harmony group went on to achieve four top-ten albums in the United Kingdom and their debut, Good Ol' Fashioned Love, reached number four in the charts.

Former X Factor victor Sam Bailey said: "This is so very sad!" Such a loss! Here for you guys x anything you need xx'. Love and thoughts go out to the band and his Timmy's loved ones'.

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