Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable died aged 40 in June after a heavy drinking session. Cable, who left Stereophonics in 2003, choked on his own vomit.
Cable had been drinking whisky and vodka, police told the coroner. He was found dead on June 7 by his girlfriend on his kitchen floor in Aberdare, South Wales.
The drummer was in a band, Killing for Company, at the time of his death. He also had a rock show on BBC Radio Wales.
The pathologist David Stock said Cable had 407 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood – five times the legal driving limit for alcohol. Glamorgan Valleys coroner Peter Maddox recorded a verdict of accidental death.
Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones paid tribute to Cable on Monday (Oct. 18) at the band’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo show. The band was formed in 1992.