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Sean Martin Of The Night Cafe Dead At 26

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Sean Martin, the charismatic frontman of the Liverpool band The Night Cafe has died.

Martin was 26.

No details have been shared about his cause of death, only that it was sudden and unexpected.

The indie pop outfit shared the news on social media Monday (Nov 6) and their post was redolent with disbelief as they admitted they were, “…still struggling to process it all.”

The band’s statement read: “We are devastated to share the sudden passing of our best friend Sean. Words can’t describe the pain we are feeling right now, we’re still struggling to process it all. We ask everyone to respect the privacy of Sean’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

They went on to write: “Sean was not just our band mate, he was our childhood best friend that we shared so many memories with before the band even started. We made so many more memories along the way and achieved things we only dreamt of that we will cherish forever. His memory will live on forever in our hearts and through the music he put out into the world for you all. RIP Sean Martin.”

Comprised of Josh Higgins, Arran O’Connell Whittle, Carl Dillon, and Martin, The Night Cafe came together in 2014 while the friends were still in high school.

Martin did share in 2022 that he had some health issues to tend to. He wrote: “Thankfully though I’ve recently had a diagnosis which explains what’s been going on, but unfortunately it means I need to go into surgery next week (on my birthday).”