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Irish Boy Bander Dies Suddenly in Spain

10/11/2009 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stephen GatelyStephen Gately, part of the Irish boy band Boyzone, was found dead while on vacation in Spain. He was 33.

The circumstances of his death are still unclear -- the band released a statement that simply said he "tragically died."

Boyzone was one of the biggest acts in Ireland in the 1990s. The band had announced a comeback tour last year.

Gately became something of a gay icon in the U.K. after he announced he was gay 10 years ago. He married his partner Andrew Cowles (Elton John introduced them) in a civil union in 2006.

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irish debz    

Rip steo,,,,, so so sad.u were irelands true star.xxx

1802 days ago
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smartbrains    

It happens. Just because Stephen was a celebrity and gay does not mean his death was drug related etc. I also didn't realise there were so many homophobes and sick people out there.
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