Gill Catchpole, the wife of English songwriter and singer James Morrison, passes away at the age of 45. The inquiry and post-mortem of Gill’s death confirmed that she died by suicide. Reportedly, her body was discovered by her husband James at their residence in Whitminster, Gloucester, on January 5, 2024. He was contacted by her friend, who had to struggle to get inside their home.
The duo had been together for the last two decades, and they first met when Gill rented a place in the house of the mother of James Morrison. The singer had earlier described their initial days as a fairytale and told how he took help from Stevie Wonder’s songs in an attempt to impress her. 39-year-old James is renowned for songs like “You Give Me Something” and “Broken Strings” and became the recipient of the Brit Award for Best British Male in 2007. Gill Catchpole was the mother of 15-year-old Elsie and 5-year-old Ada Rose.
A family friend told The Sun, “James is devastated and is being supported by his family. He is holding it together for their girls but has asked for the family to be left alone to grieve in private.”
Gill Catchpole went through a kidney transplant 14 months ago. After her surgery was successful, she wrote on her Instagram, “Well, what can I say? What a difference a year makes. This time last year I was having my kidney transplant, and, a year on, after many ups, downs, and heartaches, I am here owning my own business. At the start of this year, I never saw this coming. For anyone out there struggling, I can tell you from experience that it does get better.”
Gill was announced at their residence at 9:37 a.m. on Friday after the arrival of emergency services. The coroner for this case also confirmed on Tuesday that there were no suspicions, and pathologist Dr. Terry Jones also confirmed the cause of death by hanging after the post-mortem scans.