Former Stereophonics drummer and Birmingham radio DJ Stuart Cable has been found dead at his Glamorgan home.

South Wales Police confirmed that a 40-year-old man was discovered at an address in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, early today. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The musician presented two shows from Kerrang’s Birmingham studio, the Cable and Caroline Show, with Caroline Beavon on Sundays, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll years on weekday mornings.

The radio station issued a statement today, which read: "We were very sorry to read this morning's shocking news about Stuart. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time."
 
A police spokeswoman said: "Cause of death has not yet been established, however, there are no suspicious circumstances at this stage. Next of kin have been informed."

Cable was a founding member of Stereophonics, originally from Cwmaman in south Wales.

He parted company with the band in September 2003 because of "commitment" issues following the release of the band's third album. Frontman Kelly Jones said at the time that the decision was "heartbreaking" but months of effort to resolve the situation had failed.

Cable had often seemed a little apart from the rest of the band, happier to clown around than his two bandmates. He also embraced the world of showbiz more than the others by fronting his own Welsh TV show Cable TV and having a celebrity girlfriend - at the time of his sacking he was dating presenter Lisa Rodgers.

Jones and Cable lived in the same street during their childhood. Stereophonics originally formed as Tragic Love Company, but landed a record deal after changing their name. They released debut album Word Gets Around in 1997, then scored a string of top 40 hits.
They landed a Brit in 1998 for best new band. and had since hosted a regular weekend rock show for BBC Radio Wales

His mother Mabel, 79, said she was still coming to terms with the news of his death.

"Stuart has travelled all over the world with the band and I have worried myself silly," she told the Western Mail newspaper in Cardiff. "He is now settled down and then this has happens. It has not sunk in yet."

Brother Paul said: "The family has no further comment to make at this stage. It is in the hands of the police."

Cable had formed a new band Killing For Company and was due to play the Download rock festival at Donington Park this Saturday.

They had completed recording of their debut album Lost Art Of Deception although a release date is yet to be finalised. The band had also filmed a part in the Mackenzie Crook film Abraham's Point, for which they also contributed to the soundtrack.

Cable had been presenting a run of his Radio Wales Saturday night rock series Saturday Night Cable. His most recent show was broadcast on Saturday night.