The Overtones singer Tim Matley has died aged 36

Timmy Matley dead

News of Mr Matley's death at the age of 36 was confirmed by his heartbroken bandmates on Twitter yesterday.

The Overtones members Mike Crawshaw, Mark Franks, Darren Everest and Lachie Chapman tweeted: 'It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. "Family and friends are devastated a the news and have requested privacy at this very hard time".

In one of the last social media posts before his death, the singer returned to his home in Cork, Ireland, and was delighted to be taking a trip down memory lane.

The Overtones - Tim Matley.

It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away.

"Heaven has gained the most handsome singing angel".

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Timmy's exact diagnosis was stage three malignant melanoma, an aggressive and life-threatening form of skin cancer.

In a tweet, Farranree Youth Club said their "thoughts and prayers" were with Mr Matley's mother Geraldine and his sister Audrey at this "heartbreaking time". "In total shock. Sleep tight Timmy".

'Our thoughs and prayers are with his mom Gearldine and sister Audrey at this heart breaking time.Heaven has gained the most attractive singing angel. I don't believe in heaven but if there is a better place it's gained the voice of another angel. Their debut album "Good Ol" Fashioned Love' stormed up the charts into the top five, going on to sell a cool half million copies.

You can honour Timmy, by raise as much money as possible for a cause that was very close to his heart - The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity via JustGiving.

He was expected to join The Overtones for a tour this summer and was also due to perform at City Hall in Cork on June 12 as part of a charity concert to raise funds in aid of Down Syndrome Centre, Cork.

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