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The 33-year-old went to sleep after a night out but failed to wake up, according to the newspaper.

 

The four remaining band members are believed to be planning to fly out to the island and singer Ronan Keating is said to be "completey devastated".

 

Gately leaves a husband Andrew Cowles, whom he married in a civil union in March, 2006.

 

The gay singer's coming out 10 years ago caused a sensation in the pop music world.

 

Dan Wootton, showbiz editor of the News of the World, told Sky News: "This is obviously incredibly tragic news and very unexpected."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sad news. :(

 

Died "suddenly" at the age of 33

 

So what do we reckon then:

 

- Drug overdose?

- Cock overdose?

- Hutchence style sexual accident?

- Cardiac arrest?

 

Anyone taking bets yet?

 

 

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Sad news. :(

 

Died "suddenly" at the age of 33

 

So what do we reckon then:

 

- Drug overdose?

- Cock overdose?

- Hutchence style sexual accident?

- Cardiac arrest?

 

Anyone taking bets yet?

 

;D

 

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Boyzone star Gately dies, aged 33

Sunday, October 11 2009, 05:07 BST

By Beth Hilton, Entertainment Reporter

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Boyzone star Stephen Gately has died while on holiday in Majorca, reports claim.

 

Gately, 33, died in his sleep yesterday following a night out on the island, according to the News of the World.

 

Bandmate Shane Lynch said that he, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Keith Duffy will fly out to Majorca today following the news.

 

The group's 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 and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man."

 

Meanwhile, a friend of Keating told the newspaper that the singer is "completely distraught", saying: "No-one saw this coming. He loved Stephen like a brother, they were so close, it's absolutely floored him.

 

"It's a massive shock to everyone and no-one can take it in yet. He was a man in the prime of his life, and this is a huge tragedy."

 

Irish-born Gately, who announced that he was gay in 1999, leaves behind husband Andrew Cowles. The pair married in a civil ceremony in London in 2006.

 

Boyzone split in 2000 and Gately went on to have a Top 10 solo album and three Top 20 singles before being dropped by his record label. He also played the lead in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and later appeared on ITV's Dancing On Ice.

 

The boyband reformed in 2007 and released two singles and 'best of' album Back Again... No Matter What last year. They have recorded a new album for release in spring 2010.

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Has to be something more to it than just "going to sleep and not waking up", he was just 33 and seemingly healthy enough.

 

R.I.P

 

Not necessarily. A fit and healthy friend of mine died in his sleep aged 27. No explanation after extensive post-mortem and toxicology. It was put down to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome which is even harder to bear for friends and family.

 

Obviously it may come out that there were other factors in this case but it's not unheard of for a normal, healthy adult to die in their sleep. It's awful. RIP

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