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That guy from Boyzone died

2009-10-12 08:27

Boyzone's Stephen Gately just well... died.

Okay, so I know you're struggling to remember him, but back in the 90s Stephen Gately was the guy every teenage girl couldn't have. He died suddenly on Saturday night while on holiday in Spain (wonder if he was listening to Counting Crows much?) with his partner Andrew.  It's speculated that he just went out for a few drinks, and then died in his sleep. Stephen was 33.

As one of very few pop stars to come out of the closet at the time, Stephen was known more for his openly gay personal life than his amazing vocal stylings with Ronan and the other three Boyzone members we'll never remember. Ireland's 'first boy band' was set to reform next year. Will they replace him and continue to milk their long-lost fame? I wouldn't rule it out.

There's much hub-bub about it not being a suicide. There are rumours that his boyfriend was notoriously violent, so maybe all the hotties in Spain sparked a jealous lover's tiff, hey?  However, suspicious circumstances and the terrible stink of being a boy band has-been makes this case worthy of another probe...

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