The family of boybander Stephen Gately doesn’t want anyone thinking excessive drinking (or drugs) were involved in the 33-year-old’s death. Investigators are blaming acute pulmonary edema for the Boyzone singer’s death in Majorca, but even some are questioning whether that means “natural causes” were responsible. And if they weren’t? That doesn’t mean this story is without mystery. Throw in another dude into an evening of drinking with Gately and husband Andrew Cowles (pictured, L-R), and you’ve got all the markings of celeb sex scandal.
It’s time to start the “Were Gately and Cowles supposed to have a three-way when he died” meme!
The night Gately died, a one Georgi Dochev, 25, accompanied he and Cowles back to their room. While Gately stayed in the living room on the sofa (where his body was found), Cowles and Dochev retired to the bedroom. Scandal! Sun:
[The trio] had met on Friday night and were seen downing cocktails at The Black Cat gay club in Majorca’s capital Palma before taking a taxi to Stephen’s flat at Port Andratx. According to respected island newspaper Ultima Hora, cops believe Andy then went into the bedroom with the Bulgarian, while Stephen – who rarely drank and was wearing pyjamas – remained on the sofa.
The newspaper claimed: “What happened at the house has not been established, but the investigators have learned that, after a while, Andy retired to the bedroom with the Bulgarian, while Stephen stayed in the lounge, sat on the sofa. On Saturday morning, the singer’s husband and his friend got up late and at around 1pm left the bedroom. It was the Eastern European who found the singer dead.” The paper added that Georgi raised the alarm when he saw Stephen’s body was “cold”.
Because beautiful famous gays cannot even die without a delicious sexual sidebar to accompany the obit.