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Boyzone's Stephen Gately Dead at 33

Boyzone's Stephen Gately Dead at 33

Stephen Gately, the 33-year-old lead singer of Irish boy band Boyzone, died on Saturday (October 10) on the Spanish island of Majorca, where he was vacationing with his husband Andrew Cowles (inset).

According to UK’s NOTW, “the gay singer’s coming out ten years ago caused a sensation in the pop music world. .. He married [Cowles] in a civil union in March 2006. His manager Louis Walsh was unaware of Stephen‘s sexuality when he selected him for the band and has said that, had he known, he would have thought twice before picking him, citing that “‘It wasn’t cool then to have a gay guy in a band.’”

R.I.P. Stephen

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  • Jono

    This is so sad.
    R.I.P Stephen :(

  • Lucy

    Absolutely devastated to hear the news, it still hasn’t sunk in. R.I.P Stephen, you will be missed :( xxx

  • smac

    this sounds slightly suspicious… saturday night in majorca..? this is probably drugs/alcohol linked!

  • Jennifer

    @reddy #2
    You are an Idiot.
    Just because he is gay does not mean he has AIDS jacka**.

  • Whoever

    Sad :( RIP

  • pixy

    what does his sexuality have to do with his death??? why did he die???

  • Pablis

    That’s so sad :3
    RIP stephen , we love you so much!!!
    I know how sad are Boyzone member and Westlife members because they have the same manager :3
    condolences to all of them :3

  • Lilly

    How did he die?

  • http://twitter.com/emmmah_x Emma

    THERES ALWAYS ONE…. why do you have to be so cruel.. IDIOT
    Stephen Gately was a legend. such a tragedy :( can’t elieve he’s gone
    RIP STEPHEN PATRICK DAVID GATELY
    XXX

  • Lily

    So sad.. he was so cute and talented.. i’m really sorry, and Louis Walsh is a jackass, “it’s not cool to have such a moron in this world!” too!

  • lulu

    So sad, so young and talented.
    RIP Stephen.

    sob. sob.sob.

  • ck_always

    @reddy: lol

  • Natasha

    Very sad, he was my favourite in the band. I’m 27, but am still devastated at his loss. He exists in a lot of my chilhood memories. He was so young. Its a shame we never heard more about him in Australia after Boyzone initially broke up. RIP Stephen

  • hazelnut

    o no :( RIp Stephen we love you .

  • Tina

    You don’t just suddenly die from aids jackass and the fact that you even mentioned it shows how ignorant you are. RIP Stephen :(

  • Andrew

    Apparently Stephen was found drowned in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool.

    Police suspect he may be a suicide bummer

  • kate

    Jared, you stupid ****!

    If you don’t have any specific news about his death so far, don’t write about it!!!

    What does his death have to do with his sexuality? Sound like: “Hey, he’s dead, but you know what: He was gay anyway.”

    This is sad news! But you make me feel really ashamed when reading about it!

  • Holly

    Why the hell are you focusing on his sexuality rather than how or why he died?! Even if that information isn’t avaliable maybe you should put Louis’s quote about how his DEATH:

    “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.”

  • tinneetintin

    i am shocked… and sad…

  • Andrew

    lets hope police arent given a bum steer

  • Holly

    Oh and RIP Stephen, honestly such a talented and lovely man. He was so young and its such a sudden and devestating loss. :’(

  • ed

    According to a friend of his quoted in a broadsheet it looks like he went out for a few drinks, fell asleep and never woke up, so I’m thinking drug overdose here, because a few drinks isn’t likely to kill anyone. Just goes to show..

  • http://- Elsta

    According to the News of the World, Gately had gone out for drinks, returned to his accommodation and gone to sleep, but never woke up.

    R.I.P

  • me

    It’s being reported he had gone out drinking, came home and went to sleep and never woke up. So it could be for any reason, maybe someone put something in his drink, alcohol poisoning or an unknown health condition.

  • lizzie
  • Joëlle

    R.I.P. :’(

  • i know all

    you idiots, you can’t just automatically say it was drugs! he could have had a heart attack or had sudden adult death syndrome! don’t always assume the worst!

  • VNY

    Very, very sad. I wonder what happened it seems kind of sudden. R.I.P Stephen.

  • m

    ohh :(

    RIP. so sad. i was just listening to one of Boyzone’s songs on the radio yesterday.

  • memei

    so sad, and so young. rest in peace steven

  • kelly

    this is terrible, i can’t believe it.
    RIP Stephen
    My thoughts to his family and friends.

  • Raichill

    How sad for his family and friends. He may have had an undiagnosed heart condition for all we know. I am sure an autopsy will be performed.

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  • M.

    It’s spelled Mallorca.

  • emma

    R.I.P Stephen.

  • lilly

    So so sad. I loved Boyzone as a kid. I had a Stephen doll and everything. He was such a kind soul.

    RIP Stephen.

  • lovealwaysjen

    @Holly: I totally agree! Jared, as a gay man yourself, you really dropped the ball. Why should we focus in on his sexuality? Does it make him less or more? As long as heterosexuals OR gays place there sex preferences before everything else there will be no equality.

  • Why?

    @i know all: SADS

  • Cecilia

    I can’t believe! Rest in peace Stephen!

  • mark

    to all you who are concerned with why people are talking about his sexuallity,
    A man can build a thousand bridges and then take it up the arse……….no one will remeber those damn bridges.
    another point 4 young irish band members, the gay one dies, is god trying to prove a point?

  • Ashley

    Sad!

    R.I.P

  • *** JAMIE ***

    WHAT DID HE DIE FROM JUST JARED????

    MY GOD

    THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST SITES I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS. YOU ALWAYS POST D-LISTERS LIKE RACHEL BILSON, FRIEDA PINTO, CAMELA BELLE AND OTHER RANDOMS WHO ARE SO BORING.

    BUT WHEN THERE IS REAL NEWS ABOUT SUCH A YOUNG PERSON DYING YOU CAN’T EVEN GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!

  • mark

    AIDS stands for

    Anally injected death sentance

    he had it coming for living an life of sin and lyiong to his friends and family for most of his life, he is burning in hell at the moment

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Lauren

    @Jono: R.I.P Stephen u will be missed, so deversating when i found out on the news. It hasnt sunk in yet but i cant believe that he has gone will miss u

  • Mamooshka

    R.I.P., Stephen.

    You brightened up a cold and lonely planet with your talent and energy. Your time with us was too short.

    But we know YOU are in a better place. As for the rest of us, we’re unfortunately still stuck with the likes of morons like those who are posting nasty blogs on this site. What a pity….

  • MInka

    @ mark!
    you’re such an ignorant jerk.
    rip

  • mark

    why are you so upset?
    one less manhole inspector

  • Dez Rez

    Definitely AIDS.

    He looked like he had long term AIDS to me.

  • Dez Rez

    Just another person who if he had believed in Jesus Christ would not have contracted AIDS and died.

    Please believe or it may be you next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Desert

    Really sad news. I absolutely love Boyzone. RIP Stephen.