In a heartbreaking turn of events, Gill Catchpole, the partner of renowned singer James Morrison, was discovered lifeless in their home in Whitminster, Gloucestershire, on Friday morning. Ms. Catchpole, aged in her 40s, is the mother of Morrison’s two daughters, and the couple had been together since their teenage years. The police have declared the death as non-suspicious.
James Morrison, the acclaimed Warwickshire-born singer, rose to fame with two Number One albums since 2006 and secured the Brit Award for Best British Male in 2007. He and Ms. Catchpole had been a couple for around two decades.
The couple’s love story began when Ms. Catchpole moved into Morrison’s mother’s home as a lodger. Morrison fondly described their meeting as a “fairytale,” revealing that he tried to win her over by serenading her with Stevie Wonder songs.
The Gloucestershire Constabulary released a statement confirming the tragic incident: “Police were called to Whitminster in Gloucester at around 9.10 am on Friday, 5 January, following concerns for the welfare of a resident. Officers attended, and the body of a woman in her 40s was found within an address. The death is being treated as non-suspicious at this time. The coroners and the woman’s next of kin have been informed.”
Morrison, known for hits like “You Give Me Something” and “Broken Strings,” has faced personal challenges in the past, taking a hiatus from music after the devastating loss of his father, brother, and nephew within a three-year period.