The Overtones singer Timmy Matley died aged just 36


Timmy’s death was confirmed by his bandmates in the Twitter post on the band’s behalf. The Overtones members Mike, Mark, Darren and Lachie said that it was a great sadness and heartbreak for them to announce that their friend and brother was gone. He was one of 3 band member identifying as gay. The singer, who described his role in the band as the one who “sang the high notes” had been diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016, but the cause of the death is yet to be confirmed. Timmy’s exact diagnosis was stage three malignant melanoma, this form of cancer is very aggressive and terminal. Timmy was active on Twitter up until this month. He tweeted on April 2nd about how he loved Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Miss Vanjie. The singer also sang with The Overtones not long ago, on March 23rd on Channel 5’s Jane McDonald and Friends. Timmy, who moved from Cork in Ireland aged 17 to work on his singing career, was due to sky dive for charity on May 3rd to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital where he was receiving cancer treatment.


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