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About Latest Posts. Verus Ferreira Journalist at Music Unplugged. You may also like:. He woke Cowles, who was sleeping alone in the couple's bedroom. Police said they had no reason to believe the death was related to abuse of substances, including alcohol and other drugs, and no suicide note or signs of violence were found on his body. We are completely devastated by the loss of our friend and brother, Stephen. We have shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all looking forward to sharing many more.
Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world.
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Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen's family. We love you and will miss you forever, 'Steo'. A post-mortem and toxicology tests took place on 13 October and this examination showed that Gately died of natural causes. On 16 October, accompanied by the four remaining members of Boyzone,  his body was brought from Mallorca to Dublin where his funeral took place at the Church of St Laurence O'Toole the following day.
When he auditioned for The Hobbit later on, he said he was 5ft 3in. But he was a true giant of a man". Fans responded with messages of sympathy on Twitter and Facebook. Boyzone's former manager Louis Walsh is quoted as saying: "We're all absolutely devastated. 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 UK television talent show on which Walsh is a judge and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man. I've been shouting at the TV all night"  —at which Walsh was too upset to speak. Irish boy band Westlife said: "We are, like everyone else, in shock today. We met Stephen Gately back in when we first started out and since then had the pleasure of meeting him many times.
Himself and the Boyzone lads paved the way for us as a band.
Our thoughts are with Andy and the rest of his family, his friends, his legions of fans and of course his bandmates Keith, Mikey, Shane and Ronan who will be devastated at the loss of a truly beautiful person. Boyzone and Stephen, they've all been part of Irish life and far wider than that, the last 15 years, and so successful, so it's a huge, huge tragedy. He was 33 years of age, 15 years at the top, a fine musician, it's just a huge tragedy to Irish entertainment, Irish music and further afield as well".
There was a joy about his music making, and his death at such a young age is both a personal and professional loss". This was not in the script", said music historian Paul Gambaccini. An article by Jan Moir in the Daily Mail on 16 October claimed: "Healthy and fit year-old men do not just climb into their pyjamas and go to sleep on the sofa, never to wake up again.
Whatever the cause of death is, it is not, by any yardstick, a natural one. Moir's article resulted in over 25, complaints to the Press Complaints Commission PCC that day,     causing its site to crash for several hours. Are they aware of Jan Moir's piece? The Daily Mail then removed all advertising from the online version of the article. The Guardian ' s Charlie Brooker , whilst "struggling to absorb the sheer scope of [Moir's] hateful idiocy", accused her of "dancing" on Gately's grave before he had even been buried. Offensiveness is not within the remit of the PCC — we deal with accuracy and intrusion.
In Ireland itself, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said, "Some of the [British] papers were waiting to write some sensational piece about him [ It is an established legal principle that this freedom applies equally to information and ideas that are favourably received as to those which offend, shock and disturb. Though the complainants and many others found this article offensive, this does not make its publication unlawful. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen Gately. Gately performing with Boyzone at Wembley Arena , May Sheriff Street , Dublin , Ireland.
Port d'Andratx , Mallorca , Spain. Singer songwriter actor dancer children's writer.
Andrew Cowles m. Further information: Boyzone. See also: Boyzone discography. Retrieved 11 October Evening Standard.
Archived from the original on 13 October BBC News. Retrieved 25 September Eyewitness News. Archived from the original on 15 October The Independent. Irish Independent. Retrieved 25 November The Irish Times. Retrieved 16 October The Times.
The Daily Telegraph. The Irish Post. Retrieved 18 October The Belfast Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 April Archived from the original on 21 July Retrieved 1 April Retrieved 1 February Archived from the original on 19 April Retrieved 19 October For Christmas , Steve was on the cover of Smash Hits magazine, the first copy I coaxed my parents into buying.
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On the front of it, Steve was holding up mistletoe and giving a cheeky smile. The funeral was a celebration of his life, with Ronan Keating calling Boyzone the "campest straight band in the world" and letting fans in on the world of "Rosaleen, Michaela, Kitty, Shanice and Stephanie", nicknames Steve had made up for the lads. Retrieved 20 October Archived from the original on 9 July Retrieved 3 October Retrieved on 15 June Boyzone-I Can Dream. Archived from the original on 3 December Sky News.
Archived from the original on 19 October Of his many charitable works, the priest mentioned a visit the singer had made once to a very sick child in hospital who admired his jacket. Gately took it off there and then and gave it to her as a present: "She died an hour later".objectifcoaching.com/components/lewis/rencontre-pilote-moto-gp.php
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