Timmy Matley, Lead Singer Of The Overtones, Dies At 36
The Overtones’ lead singer Timmy Matley has died at 36.
Mately was diagnosed with stage-three malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer in 2016 but his cause of death has not been confirmed. His agent released a statement to BBC. “Singer Timmy Matley died suddenly in London on the 9 April 2018. The Overtones singer, from Cork, Ireland, was 36 and lived in London. No further details are currently available. Family and friends are devastated a the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
Matley’s bandmates tweeted to their fans informing them that their “dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away.”
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
Once fans learned of Matley’s passing they responded with consoling tweets.
— Steve Bolch (@SteveBolch) April 11, 2018
Devastated to hear the news 😢😢 RIP @TimMatley heaven has just gained their biggest & best angel 😇😇😇❤❤❤ Thoughts & prayers going out to Timmy’s mum, sister, friends & Lachie, Mark, Darren & Mike @the_overtones 💔💔💔 #RIPTimmyMatley #TimmyMatley ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/xAFpJG18V6
— Laura Naylor Presenter (@LauraJNaylor) April 11, 2018
Just scrolling through YouTube and this pops up. God the lump in my throat. When will this sink in. I love you boys @the_overtones and my prayers, love and support is with you and his family ❤ #TimmyMatley #TheOvertones pic.twitter.com/tCPR6a7kt8
— Gemma Brown ➳ (@GBrown84) April 11, 2018
So sad to hear the news about Timmy Matley. An incredibly talented singer and entertainer that I had the pleasure of working with. Lot’s of love and my thoughts are with you all @the_overtones x
— Jonny Mags (@JonMaguire) April 11, 2018
The group released five albums, four off which charted the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The group was composed of Matley, Lachie Chapman, Mike Crawshaw, Mark Franks and Darren Everest and specialized in doo-wop.
Tickets for their Summer Special tour recently went on sale March 29. Information regarding the status of the tour has not been given out yet.
Very excited to announce our #SummerSpecialtour, where we’ll be visiting some brand new English towns and cities. Tickets go on sale Thursday 29th March at 10:00am. We can’t wait to see you in a few months. X pic.twitter.com/CL5srymBjB
— The Overtones (@the_overtones) March 23, 2018
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