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Stuart Cable cremated in Aberdare

By | Published on Tuesday 22 June 2010

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was cremated in Aberdare yesterday following a private funeral service. Hundreds of fans lined the streets as his horse-drawn hearse was led through the town in south Wales.

As previously reported, the musician and broadcaster was found dead at his home in the Welsh village of Llwydcoed in the early hours of 7 Jun. He turned 40 last month. A post mortem was carried out two weeks ago but no cause of death has yet been announced as doctors are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Those in attendance at Cable’s funeral included his former Stereophonics bandmates Kelly Jones and Richard Jones, actor Rhys Ifans and comedian Rob Brydon. After the service at St Elvan’s Church, which was broadcast to those outside via a PA system, the coffin – black with a lightning flash carved into it – was carried from the church to AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’.

Kelly Jones told The Sun: “It’s hard to walk out crying when they’re playing ‘Back In Black’. This was a celebration of Stuart’s life”.

As Cable’s body was taken away to be cremated, Gary Marsh, editor of local newspaper the Cynon Valley Leader and spokesman for the Cable family, read a statement to fans and press waiting outside. It read: “We wish to convey our sincere thanks to everyone for their kind words and messages of sympathy during the past three weeks. We also ask that our wishes be respected today of all days and we be left alone to say goodbye to a father, son and brother who we loved very much”.



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