Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder laid to rest: Shaun Ryder pays tribute at funeral for bassist brother

The household, associates and outdated bandmates of Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder have put their cherished one to relaxation at his funeral this afternoon.

Mourners arrived at St Charles Church in Swinton, Manchester, at 1pm this afternoon for the ceremony celebrating Paul Anthony Ryder’s life after he abruptly died aged 58 on July 15. 

The musician was discovered lifeless final month, simply hours earlier than the band have been resulting from play at Kubix Festival in Sunderland. The circumstances of Paul’s loss of life will not be identified.

In attendance have been former bandmates Bez, 58, and brother Shaun Ryder, 59, Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown, 59, and Peter Hook, 66, bassist and co-founder of New Order and Joy Division.

The family, friends and old bandmates of Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder have put their loved one to rest at his funeral this afternoon. Pictured centre, Paul's brother Shaun Ryder, carrying the coffin

The household, associates and outdated bandmates of Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder have put their cherished one to relaxation at his funeral this afternoon. Pictured centre, Paul’s brother Shaun Ryder, carrying the coffin

Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown, 59 (pictured) was at the funeral this afternoon

Former bandmate Bez, 58 (pictured), was in attendance at the funeral on Thursday

In attendance have been former bandmates Bez, 58 (proper), and brother Shaun Ryder, 59, Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown, 59 (left), and Peter Hook, 66, bassist and co-founder of New Order and Joy Division

The musician was found dead last month, just hours before the band were due to play at Kubix Festival in Sunderland. The circumstances of Paul's death are not known. Pictured, Clint Boon, left, and Peter Hook, centre, at the funeral today

The musician was discovered lifeless final month, simply hours earlier than the band have been resulting from play at Kubix Festival in Sunderland. The circumstances of Paul’s loss of life will not be identified. Pictured, Clint Boon, left, and Peter Hook, centre, on the funeral at the moment

Musician, DJ and radio presenter Clint Boon, 63, and singer Rowetta, 56 (pictured), best known for her work with Happy Mondays, was also seen outside the church on Thursday

Musician, DJ and radio presenter Clint Boon, 63, and singer Rowetta, 56 (pictured), finest identified for her work with Happy Mondays, was additionally seen outdoors the church on Thursday

Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch sang on the service for Paul.

Musician, DJ and radio presenter Clint Boon, 63, and singer Rowetta, 56, finest identified for her work with Happy Mondays, was additionally seen outdoors the church on Thursday.

Other members of his household and associates have been seen outdoors the Church in Swinton this afternoon, in a service by Father Paul Smith, which will probably be adopted by a committal at Agecroft Crematorium in Salford.

Paul’s picket coffin was embellished in yellow, purple, pink and blue flowers and was taken to the ceremony in a black Mercedes hearse.

Mourners arrived at St Charles Church in Swinton, Manchester, at 1pm this afternoon for the ceremony celebrating Paul Anthony Ryder's life after he suddenly died aged 58 on July 15. Pictured, Shaun Ryder

Mourners arrived at St Charles Church in Swinton, Manchester, at 1pm this afternoon for the ceremony celebrating Paul Anthony Ryder’s life after he abruptly died aged 58 on July 15. Pictured, Shaun Ryder

Other members of his family and friends were seen outside the Church in Swinton this afternoon, in a service by Father Paul Smith, which will be followed by a committal at Agecroft Crematorium in Salford

Other members of his household and associates have been seen outdoors the Church in Swinton this afternoon, in a service by Father Paul Smith, which will probably be adopted by a committal at Agecroft Crematorium in Salford

Paul's wooden coffin was decorated in yellow, purple, pink and blue flowers and was taken to the ceremony in a black Mercedes hearse

Paul’s picket coffin was embellished in yellow, purple, pink and blue flowers and was taken to the ceremony in a black Mercedes hearse

The Ryder brothers have been the unique founders of rock band Happy Mondays that first shaped in Salford in 1980.

Paul has beforehand been very open about his habit battles within the early days of the band and used heroin. 

After their heyday within the late 80s and early 90s, Paul struggled with heroin addictions. 

He advised The Mirror in 2019: ‘We could not have Calpol for the youngsters. I’d drink the lot.’ 

In a candid interview in 2007, he mentioned of the drug use: ‘It was wild. I used to be 18 and recording an album. I’d learnt the right way to learn and write in school however my actual schooling started with the Mondays.

Peter Hook is pictured at the funeral of Paul Ryder in Swinton, Manchester on Thursday afternoon

Peter Hook is pictured on the funeral of Paul Ryder in Swinton, Manchester on Thursday afternoon

Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch sang at the service for Paul

Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch sang at the service for Paul

Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch sang on the service for Paul

When he died, Happy Mondays paid tribute with a Facebook submit which learn: ‘The Ryder household and Happy Mondays band members are deeply saddened and shocked to say that Paul Ryder handed away this morning.

‘A real pioneer and legend. He will probably be without end missed. We thanks for respecting the privateness of all involved right now.’

Following the information of Paul’s loss of life, followers and showbiz stars rushed to supply their condolences on social media.

The band Fat Cops wrote on Twitter: ‘RIP Paul Ryder, who was an excellent good friend to us after we toured with Happy Mondays. Hell of a bass participant.’

Founding member of Oasis Paul Arthurs shared: ‘Thoughts with you all Shaun, unhappy information xxxxx.’ 

While musician Rob Smith shared: ‘RIP Paul Ryder.’

DJ Grahame Park added: ‘No! Very unhappy information. Sorry in your loss. Sending love.’ 

UB40’s Ali Campbell supplied his sympathy including: ‘Condolences to you and yours Shaun! Stay sturdy, Big Love.’ 

Honest: Paul has previously been very open about his addiction battles in the early days of the band and used heroin (pictured with Shaun)

Honest: Paul has beforehand been very open about his habit battles within the early days of the band and used heroin (pictured with Shaun)

Personal life: As well as Chico and Sonny Paul has two other children Amelia and Jacob. It is not known whether he was married or not (Paul pictured in 2012)

Personal life: As nicely as Chico and Sonny Paul has two different kids Amelia and Jacob. It will not be identified whether or not he was married or not (Paul pictured in 2012)