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Funeral for ex-drummer Stuart Cable

Published 21/06/2010 | 10:16

Funeral to be held for former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable
Funeral to be held for former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable

The funeral of former Stereophonics drummer turned broadcaster Stuart Cable is due to take place.

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The 40-year-old musician, who was sacked from the band in 2003, was found dead at his home in the early hours of June 7.

Fans are expected to line the route of the funeral procession, which will include a horse-drawn carriage, as it makes its way to St Elvan's Church in Aberdare, south Wales, where the private service is due to take place.

His body will then be taken to nearby Llwydcoed Crematorium.

A loudspeaker will be set up outside the church so the gathered crowds can hear the final tributes to the tragic star.

Cable's death came just hours after his former bandmates played a headline show at the Cardiff City Stadium and only a few days before his new band, Killing for Company, were due to play one of their highest profile shows at Download Festival in Donington Park, Derby.

On the day of his death, Stereophonics frontman and childhood friend Kelly Jones said: "I cannot begin to tell you what we've been through together as friends and bandmates, up and down."

Speaking to the BBC, he said: "We spoke on Saturday and he wished me luck for the gig in Cardiff.

"I texted him on his 40th birthday and said 'happy birthday'. He said 'I never thought I'd make it to 40'. I said 'you'll live to 100'.

"That's one of the last things we said to each other which is a bit strange, really."

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