Boyzone's Stehphen Gately passed away in Majorca

Ημερομηνία Δευτέρα, 12 Οκτ 2009 @ 00:00
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Stephen Gately dead in MajorcaBoyzone star Stephen Gately has died whilst on holiday in Majorca. The 33 year old singer was found dead on Saturday (October 10) on the Spanish island. Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances, though they do not yet know the cause of death.

The other four members of Boyzone- who reformed in 2007- have released a statement saying they are "devastated" by Gately's death.
The group's manager Louis Walsh told reporters: "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."

After the shock news of Stephen Gately’s death, a post-mortem is due to be carried out on the 33 year-olds body later this week.

Despite the cause of death not being confirmed, a spokesperson for Gately’s family has ruled out any foul play claiming the Boyzone singers death was due to natural causes.

The family of the Irish star have also stated that drugs and suicide played no part in Stephen’s death.

As Monday is a public holiday is Spain, it is believed the post-mortem into the singer’s death will commence tomorrow (Tuesday).

Gately’s former Boyzone band-mates arrived in Majorca last night and described him as ‘our friend and brother’ as well as saying he ‘lit up our lives.’

Ronan Keating and Co also released this statement: “We have shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all looking forward to sharing many more.”

They added: "Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen's family. We love you and will miss you forever."

Friend and manager Louis Walsh pulled out of The X Factor last night but is said to have not ventured to the Spanish island with the rest of Boyzone.

Simon Cowell paid tribute to the singer live on the talent show last night stating: "This is really tragic news…our thoughts are with Louis - they were incredibly close."

Gately died whilst on holiday with his long-term partner Andy Cowles.

Police aren’t currently treating his death as suspicious but are said to want to talk to a Bulgarian man who is understood to have returned to the couple’s apartment after a night out.

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