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SHOCK: Boyzone Singer Stephen Gately Found Dead

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Boybander Stephen Gately, who helmed the Irish pop group Boyzone with four others, was found dead on holiday in Majorca. He was 33.

One of the first high-profile pop stars to come out (some ten years ago), Gately, along with bandmates Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch, and Mikey Graham, sold more than 20 million records. In 2006, he wed Andrew Cowles.

Gately’s body was found after a night drinking; he didn’t wake up, a friend tells a British tab.

His last Twitter message, posted Oct. 6, read: “Still busy – lots going on. Focussing on finishing my book next so may be quiet here.”

By:           editor editor
On:           Oct 10, 2009
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  • 13 Comments
    • Jason
      Jason

      CAUTION: This story is possibly false…………Well I hope so anyway.

      Oct 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      why would they post something false. I don’t think it is.

      He was pretty young. That’s sad.

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6869799.ece

      Oct 10, 2009 at 11:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sebastien
      sebastien

      Unfortunately this story is absolutely true . It’s on the headlines, here , in UK. Stephen was well loved in Ireland as much as in UK and I am myself deeply saddened by the news. All my thoughts to his partner and , his family and people who loved him.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 6:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • spindoc
      spindoc

      Publicly came out while he still had some fame…unlike some that come out when nobody remembers them in hopes of getting some fame back (Lance). RIP Stephen, you brought the face of gays into the living rooms of the UK, you’ll be missed.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 7:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Unlike the gutless American singers, Stephen came out at a time when his band was enjoying popularity in the UK. You’d never see this with the American singers. In America, the rule is that you only come out if you’re old or your band no longer exists.

      My thoughts and condolences to Stephen’s family and to those to whom he was near and dear.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lance Rockland
      Lance Rockland

      Such a waste. My heart goes out to his family.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • myles2go
      myles2go

      Jason, I could not agree more on your editorial on “Gutless” American Singers. Overseas, they have a wonderful, yet healthy way of dealing with the topic of sex and orientation. My heart goes out to his husband and his family. I also pray for the comforting of his band mates as well. It is a tragedy. I remembered reading my Towleroad newsletter and saw that, and my heart broke. I hope people will realize what they are missing if we do not enjoy the Miraculous Tapestry of Diversity in our World. God Speed Stephen-God Speed!

      Sincerely,
      Myles

      Oct 12, 2009 at 4:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      So sad to see someone who came out at the top of his game…go out the same way…

      Oct 12, 2009 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • naprem
      naprem

      UPDATE:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1219826/First-picture-Bulgarian-clubber-centre-mystery-Boyzone-star-Stephen-Gatelys-death.html

      Basically, the upshot is that the two of them went out clubbing, picked up a third, and went back to their place. The husband then fucked the third in the bedroom while Stephen basically passed out on the sofa. In the morning they woke up and found his dead body – he’d choked on his own vomit.

      I’m afraid that’s something the husband won’t get over soon – he was fucking a stranger while his husband was dying in the next room.

      Oct 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sebastien
      sebastien

      The bulgarian guy denied having sex with Andy Cowles. He knew them before . It is not our business to determine what happened before . No one was in this house and no one read the police reports as far as I’m concerned.

      I understand that , once again, the bitches of the gay world want to seek attention , but before anyone spit their venom, wait for the facts and only the facts.

      And even if they did it, do you have ,NAPREM, to say things in such a way?

      There ‘s not enough shit to take from the straight world , we have to deal with it in our own….Sad …

      Oct 13, 2009 at 7:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carver
      Carver

      “In the morning they woke up and found his dead body – he’d choked on his own vomit.”

      If that’s true, at least he’s in good company. He joins the ranks of Cass Elliot and Jimi Hendrix

      Oct 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ellie
      Ellie

      It was the first time they had met the Bulgarian and the Bulgarian admitted he was “nervous” and needed “to speak to Andy” before commenting. These are the facts. Stephen and his husband took him home for one or both to get intimate with and paid with Stephen’s life. That is the world they choose to live in and the price they paid for indulging in their fantasies.

      What was the point of a civil partnership if they were going to continue engaging in this sort of behaviour? Marry in haste repent at leisure Andy!

      Oct 17, 2009 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FRED
      FRED

      It is a terrible story. Cruel to know that someone is more concerned about having sexual intercourse with a stranger than caring about his (drunk) partner. Maybe Stephen had one drink more than he should because he was unhappy with Andy’s preferences in life. We’ll never know.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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