Overtones singer dies Timmy Matley interview about being gay | Music | Entertainment

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The band and their fans are mourning the terrible loss of the talented singer aged just 36.

Bandmates Mike, Darren, Mark and Lachie shared the news on social media. The cause of death has not been revealed but Timmy announced that he was battling skin cancer in 2016.

Although he will be remembered for his remarkable voice, The Irish star was also a fan favourite for his exhuberent personality and cheeky wit.

This was on full display when we interviewed the band back in 2015. Riotous and irrepressibly naughty, Timmy also spoke movingly about the acceptance he had found from fans as a gay man and how it made him proud to be his true self.

It is a wonderful way to remember a man who was always a delight on the many occasions we met at shows and interviews.

The interview in 2015 turned to the unusual fact that three of teh five band members were openly gay.

Timmy said: “It’s a lovely thing to be… We’re proud of where we’re at and who we are as men, regardless of sexuality, and it’s a really lovely thing to know we can go out there and perform.

“It makes me proud to be part of the band and who we are.” 

Timmy added: “We love what we do, but equally we’ll sing and look across and there could be a group of ladies, there could be a group of guys.

“It doesn’t matter, I’ll flirt with either.”

As was usual with or interviews, it soon descended into Mike boasting about his snake hips, before the others admitting they were relieved he added the word “hips.”

A quick demonstration of his moves, some sexy stripper music from Timmy and the boys were back to their old tricks.

Today’s sad news was accompanied by the statement from the band.

It said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. We know this news will be as heartbreaking for you all as it is for us. We appreciate your love and support at this difficult time. Mike, Darren, Mark & Lachie x.”



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