Popular Irish boy band member Stephen Gately has died at the age of 33.
He had been a huge part of Boyzone, which topped charts and broke sales records in Britain and Ireland during the 1990s, and which recently made a comeback.
Stephen passed away on a holiday in Majorca, Spain. The cause of death is not yet known, but has been reported that he choked on his own vomit after drinking.
Aside from huge success with Boyzone, Stephen was also notable for being the first member of a major boy group to come out as gay, which he did in 1999.
He married long-term partner Andrew Cowles in a civi ceremony in 2006.
Writing that they are “completely devastated” on his website, the other members of the band say, “Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world.”