Boyzone’s Stephen Gately died of natural causes


Stephen Gately was found dead in his holiday home on the Spanish Island of Majorca on Saturday.

The Boyzone star was discovered in a crouched ‘prayer’ position against a sofa by Georgi Dochev, a Bulgarian man who accompanied the singer and his partner Andy Cowles back to their apartment to continue drinking after meeting at a local club earlier in the evening.

A post-mortem examination revealed the 33-year-old died from natural causes due to acute pulmonary oedema – a build-up of fluid on the lungs – but the underlying cause of the episode was not revealed.  

It has been confirmed that Gately’s funeral will take place at St Lawrence O’Toole’s Church on Saturday, Dublin. Arrangements are being made for bandmates – Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and Mikey Graham will fly to Majorca on Friday to bring his body home. 

Boyzone manager Louis Walsh who was close to the singer said he had been left ‘completely broken’ by the singers death, he said: “The [Boyzone] boys are devastated. It’s like they have lost their very, very best friend, and me too.”


October 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.