Timmy Matley has died aged 36, it has been confirmed.

The Irish singer had been battling skin cancer since 2016, his bandmates said before paying tribute on Twitter.

“It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away,” they said in a statement.

“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”

The Overtones are Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Lachie Chapman and Darren Everest.

Fans have been paying tribute to the musician this morning after his “heartbroken” band mates made the announcement on social media.

Timmy Matley has died aged 36 
He was a singer in The Overtones 

He was 36 years old and had been battling cancer after a lump was found in his underarm in summer 2016.

He was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma – a form of skin cancer.

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