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.”