MADRID (AFP) – Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, died on Saturday whereas on vacation in Majorca off the coast of Spain, the Irish band stated on its web site.
“Stephen tragically died yesterday while on vacation together with his associate Andrew in Majorca,” the location stated on Sunday.
The Boyzone members, together with lead singer Ronan Keating, have been heading to Majorca following information of the dying.
The circumstances surrounding Gately’s dying remained unclear however Information of the World newspaper reported he died after an evening out.
Boyzone supervisor Louis Walsh instructed the newspaper: “We’re all completely devastated.”
He stated: “I am in full shock. I used to be solely with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We do not know a lot about what’s occurred but… He was an ideal man.”
Talking to the newspaper late Saturday, band member Shane Lynch stated: “Me and the boys are flying out within the morning.
“We simply must recover from to the place he is handed and work out what we have to do.”
Gately, who married his associate Andrew Cowles in a civil union in 2006, despatched ripples by way of the pop music world 10 years in the past when he introduced that he was homosexual.
He joined Boyzone in 1993 after answering an advert in Dublin to audition for Eire’s first boyband.
The band went on to take pleasure in large success with six primary singles, however break up up in 2000.
They reunited seven years later, however their current 19-date Higher tour did not fill stadiums, regardless of affords of free tickets.
Gately additionally starred in West Finish musicals in London, together with “Joseph and The Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
He final posted a message on his Twitter web page on October 6, writing: “Nonetheless busy, heaps happening. Specializing in ending my e book subsequent so could also be quiet right here.”
Actor and comic Stephen Fry stated on Twitter that he was shocked on the information.
“Simply heard the very unhappy information about expensive Stephen Gately. What a dreadful shock. He was loveable and candy natured and can be vastly missed.”
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