Boyzone star Stephen Gately dies in SpainOctober 11th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In shocking news, the graceful and the charismatic Boyzone star Stephen Gately died on a vacation in Spain. He was just 33 years old.
Gately died on Saturday, and contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying: “It looks like he went out for a few drinks (on Saturday), then got back, fell asleep and never woke up.”
Early this morning the shocked Boyzone manager Louis Walsh told us: “We’re all absolutely devastated.”
“I’m in complete shock. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don’t know much about what’s happened yet.
“I only heard after The X Factor and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man.”
All the four remaining members of Boyzone, who had recently came together again, after going their separate ways, will be flying to Palma, Majorca tomorrow.
Boyzone star Shane Lynch said: “Me and the boys are flying out in the morning.
“We just need to get over to where he’s passed and work out what we need to do.”
Ronan Keating, who is presently in Chicago, has been left devastated, and he couldn’t even believe the news.
A friend of Ronan revealed: “Ronan is completely distraught. No one saw this coming. He loved Stephen like a brother, they were so close, and it’s absolutely floored him. “It’s a massive shock to everyone and no one can take it in yet. He was a man in the prime of his life, and this is a huge tragedy.”
When the gay singer came out of the closet 10 years ago, it caused a major sensation in the pop music world. Then Stephen Gately married his partner Andrew Cowles in a civil union in March 2006. According to sources, they were vacationing together.
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