The lead singer of a popular Liverpool band has died, aged 26.
Sean Martin was the frontman for the indie pop group The Night Cafe.
In a post on Instagram on Monday morning, the band said they were “devastated” by Sean’s death.
“Words cannot describe the pain we are feeling right now, we are still struggling to process it all. We are asking everyone to respect the privacy of Sean’s family and friends during this difficult time,” the post read.
“Sean was not only our bandmate, he was our childhood best friend with whom we shared so many memories before the band even started.
“We made so many more memories along the way and achieved things we only dreamed of that we will cherish forever.
“His memory will live forever in our hearts and through the music he put out into the world for all of you.”
The band, which includes guitarist Josh Higgins, bassist Arran O’Connell Whittle and drummer Carl Dillon, met in high school and released their first album 0151 in 2019.
The group had opened for The Wombats, who also paid tribute to Martin, saying: “He was literally the nicest, nicest guy to tour with.
“Not to mention how talented and amazing he was. Our thoughts are with all of you and Sean’s loved ones.”
The singer’s mother Catherine also thanked fans for their messages.
Martin had said on Facebook last year that he was struggling with his health and needed surgery – meaning the band was forced to pull out of some shows with The Wombats.