FORMER Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has been found dead at his home, it emerged today (Monday, June 7).

Police confirmed that a 40-year-old man was discovered at an address in Aberdare early this morning. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A police spokeswoman said: "South Wales Police can confirm the sudden death of a 40-year-old man at an address in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, at around 5.30am today.

"Cause of death has not yet been established, however, there are no suspicious circumstances at this stage. Next of kin have been informed."

Formed in 1992, the internationally successful Stereophonics enjoyed a huge grassroots following in Wales before finding fame.

They played the Tivoli in Buckley in May 1997, three months before the release of their debut album, Word Gets Around.

Cable was sacked in September 2003 because of "commitment" issues following the release of the band's third LP.

He was thought to be devoting too much time to his blossoming media career.

Cable had since formed a new band Killing For Company and was due to play the high-profile Download rock festival at Donington Park on Saturday.

They had completed recording of their debut album Lost Art Of Deception although a release date is yet to be finalised.

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