Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable (pictured above left) has been found dead at his home after a suspected drinking binge.
The rock star was found at his home this morning at 5.30am, only a day after his old band played a massive homecoming concert.
South Wales Police said the cause of death had not been established but there were no suspicious circumstances at this stage.
Cable was a founder member of the chart-topping Stereophonics who had massive hits including Have A Nice Day, Local Boy In The Photograph, Just Looking and Bartender And The Thief.
But he was ousted from the band six years ago after falling out with singer Kelly Jones.
He missed out on the Stereophonics gig at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday night when 30,000 fans cheered on his old band.
Cable - who has admitted he was a hard drinker and drug-user - was found dead at his home in Aberdare, South Wales.
He had vowed to give up his rock'n'roll lifestyle after bringing out his biography called Demons And Cocktails - saying fame turned him into a 'coke-taking zombie'.
His mother Mabel, 79, said: 'Stuart has travelled all over the world with the band and I have worried myself silly.
'He is now settled down and then this has happens. It has not sunk in yet.'
Cable's brother Paul said: 'The family has no further comment to make at this stage. It is in the hands of the police.'