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Stephen Gately's Cause of Death: Pulmonary Edema

Stephen Gately's Cause of Death: Pulmonary Edema

Stephen Gately, from the Irish boyband Boyzone, died of natural causes, autopsy results show.

A Balearic Islands Superior Tribunal statement says the autopsy shows the 33-year-old singer died as a result of a pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs).

On Saturday, Stephen was found dead on the sofa of a house on the Spanish island of Majorca while vacationing with his partner Andrew Cowles (blazer).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephen‘s family and friends –

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  • Marina

    R.I.P. Stephen…..

  • ck_always

    Wow! I want to know what this ‘liquid’ was.

  • CGC

    MALLORCA!!! not MaJorca!
    And in spain nobody knows anything about this man, so he doesn’t appear in the news or nothing like that!

  • QueenOfTrashin

    Sounds like too much drankin’ and druggin’ to me.

  • tinsky

    question is… what caused the pulmonary edema? it’s unusual for a healthy young adult to have this condition without an underlying cause…

  • Michelle

    @CGC: You can spell it either way.

    This is so sad. It’s crazy to think it was pulmonary edema because there are usually obviously symptoms that you’d want to get treated right away [i.e. coughing up blood, difficulty breathing].

  • Georges

    Pulmonary edema due to heart failure?

  • Michelle

    @Georges: Not necessarily. There could’ve been a direct injury to his lung, which lines up with speculation that he may have choked on his own vomit. =[

  • LuckyL


  • skip

    R.I.P AIDS

  • not clear

    Pulmonary edema caused by what?

  • Irishlass

    RIP Stephen still can’t believe your gone. Thank you Jared for acknowledging this awful tragedy. xx

  • http://www.none Mugwah

    If the Bulgarina was just “staying over” both Andrew and Stephen would have been sleeping in the same bed.

    It appears to me that Stephen died alone on the sofa gasping for breath while his partner was bonking the Bulgarian in the master bedroom.

    That’s a trauma that’s hard to live with.

  • Halli

    @not clear:

    Its just a nice way to say he choked on his own vomit.
    Crappy way to go.

  • mike

    @Mugwah: Yep that’s what i thought, bit odd to say the least of a guy that had no vices, none that we knew about anyway!

  • jj

    Pulmonary edema is secondary to a heart condition. He mostly had a cardiovascular disease which led to pulmonary edema. This is so bad…poor guy basically drowned from fluid/blood backup. so sad RIP

  • jj

    And NO he did not “choke on his own vomit”.

  • **Jamie**

    THIS IS SAD :(



  • sharifa>>kuwait

    thats a big shock 2 me it took me a while 2 understand what i was reading its a shame i loved those guys my heart goes out 2 his loved ones r.i.p stephen.. i remember that condition from the movie vertical limit when they were trapped on top of mountain everest but he was on his sofa in a house why wasn’t he treated

  • Dr Prakash


    Lets call a cat a cat! At this age, a pulmonary edema is most probabldue to hard drugs!

  • dildo

    I really wonder why no more information has been revealed. The spanish police are not so secretive that journalist could not obtain the information. It would be best that the truth be disclosed so that sick people and bad journalists do not release lies.

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