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Stephen Gately’s Career In Pictures And Tweets

by | 11th, October 2009

home-pageSTEPHEN Gately is dead. The former Boyzone singer was 33. He died in Mallorca. The News of the World’s Dan Wootton broke the story after receiving a call from Gately’s management in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A press release is issued:

“Stephen tragically died yesterday whilst on holiday with his partner Andrew in Majorca. The rest of the boys will be flying out today.”

Dan Wootton, News the World: “Boyzone star Stephen Gately dies”

Boyzone star Shane Lynch said: “Me and the boys are flying out in the morning. We just need to get over to where he’s passed and work out what we need to do.”

Boyzone investigates. Officer Shane Lynch is on the scene. Meanwhile, on the BBC breakfast news, the presenter says it is a tragedy Gately died aged “32”. He was 33. And it is tragic.

Several other stars paid tribute to Gately on Twitter.

Actor Stephen Fry said: “Just heard the very sad news about dear Stephen Gately. What a dreadful shock. He was lovable and sweet-natured and will be hugely missed.”

BBC Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton wrote: “What sad sudden news about Stephen Gately. Thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

Singer Katherine Jenkins said: “So so sad 2hear the news about Stephen Gately. We had a really fun night out with him at the Ivy Club a few weeks ago. Good memories 2 cherish.”

Public displays of grief is now the protocol when a celebrity dies. Is it mawkish? Does it say more about the mourner than the deceased? Does it make people feel involved with the big news story?

Does any of the grandstanding matter, so long as the man’s life is celebrated by they who knew him?

Stephen Gately, a career in pictures – here

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