Very sad news this morning as it has been revealed that Timmy Matley, the only Irish member of doo-wop vocal group The Overtones, has passed away.
The Cork native, who was also the band's lead singer, had been performing with the London based band since 2010.
He had been battling skin cancer for the past two years after being diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma, although his cause of death has not been confirmed. He had been planning a skydive for charity in the coming weeks.
He passed away at the age of 36 on Monday and many, including his bandmates, have been paying tribute to him on social media - some of which you can see below.
It is with the greatest 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. Mike, Darren, Mark & Lachie x
— The Overtones (@the_overtones) April 11, 2018
So sad to hear the news of @the_overtones singer Timmy Matley passing away this week! Thoughts are with all his family and friends, especially his wonderful band mates xx ðŸ˜¢ pic.twitter.com/5EKiDpBPUr
— Sam Bailey Official (@SamBaileyREAL) April 11, 2018
Absolutely heartbroken to hear the news about @the_overtones Timmy Matley passing away. What an incredible soul & such an amazing performer. I just can’t believe it... ðŸ˜¢
— Ranj Singh (@DrRanj) April 11, 2018
Truly heartbreaking to hear of the passing of @the_overtones Timmy Matley , always been a big fan of the band and his work & voice. My love & thoughts go out to his family, friends & fans during this difficult time. Xxxx
— Mark Read (@MarkReadMusic) April 11, 2018
It is with great shock I learned of the sudden death of @timmymatley Timmy Matley of The Overtones. Timmy was 36 and was a beautiful guy whose journey from Liam Healy Road in #Cork took him to London and the great stages of success that he enjoyed with @OvertonesIRL May he RIP pic.twitter.com/79ga1Nm11b
— Business Cork (@BusinessCork) April 11, 2018
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) April 12, 2018
I’m shocked + saddened to hear of the death of @the_overtones singer, Timmy Matley (on the right in this photo. Lachie Chapman is on the left). I saw them in the Gaiety just two years ago. A few nights later we 3 had a great night out in Panti Bar. Timmy was a funny, sweet guy pic.twitter.com/R4lNv89dTj
— Rory Cowan (@1rorycowan) April 11, 2018
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 ðŸ˜¢
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) April 11, 2018
Such sad news ðŸ˜ª sending all my love to you all, friends and family xx
— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) April 11, 2018