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Published on October 11th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne

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Stephen Gately 1976-2009

I‘ve just arrived home after a drunken night at the Irish Web Awards and I have in the past couple of minutes received a text message and email (and now that I check twitter……) and I see that Stephen Gately has died.

Stephen GatelyStephen Gately, at 33 years of age, has passed away in his sleep, according to reports. Gately was an Irish pop singer, best known for being part of the boy band Boyzone. He had a Top 10 solo album in 2000, after the band’s initial breakup. Gately went on to appear variously in stage productions and on television programmes as well recording further solo material. In 2008 he rejoined his bandmates as Boyzone reformed for a series of concerts and recordings.

Gately married Andrew Cowles in a civil partnership ceremony in London in 2006.

A spokesman for Boyzone has confirmed the death but details are yet to emerge and his last posted message on Twitter on October 6 was simply:

Still busy – lots going on. Focussing on finishing my book next so may be quiet here.


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7 Responses to Stephen Gately 1976-2009

  1. Emlyn says:

    Never a Boyzone fan, but this is very sad. Commiserations for his family & friends 🙁

  2. Oh my gawd! I can’t believe it, poor Boyzone, poor Ronan oh no, oh I’m so sad now

  3. Efa says:

    Can’t believe this. Its so so sad. I was 7 when I got my first single Love me for a reason for xmas.

  4. Declan Curran says:

    Wow, it just doesnt make sense, all the great ones are taken from us so young, Hendrix, Lennon, Malcolm X and now Gatley. When will it end?

  5. sam says:

    It’s truely sad…such a young life with so much more left to give in this world. Seems very, very unfair. RIP Stephen. I have been grieving for you and I never even met you but somehow your death has hit me hard! :o(

  6. sam says:

    It’s truely sad…such a young life with so much more left to give in this world. Seems very, very unfair. RIP Stephen. I have been grieving for you and I never even met you but somehow your death has hit me hard! :o(

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