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Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately.Stephen Gately.spacerspacerBorn Stephen Patrick David Gately on March 17th. (St. Patrick's Day) 1976 in Dublin he began modelling and acting at 16yrs. of age and had small parts in two films: "In The Name Of The Father", and, "The Commitments". Stephen's vocal talents came to light after he was well received at a Butlin's karaoke event. Later, when he heard rumours that an Irish Boy Band had a vacancy for a singer and he didn't know how or where to approach them, he telephoned an Irish newspaper, "The Star", for help and luckily spoke to a journalist who was able to assist him.

Stephen joined "Boyzone" in 1993, after four auditions. As well as performing with the band, he has recorded "Shooting Star" for Disney's "Hercules", and "No Matter What" for Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has a love of all things "Disney" and can often be found involved in various programmes on the "Disney" Channel.

Stephen Gately.spacerIn 1999, Stephen publicly declared that he was gay. His boyfriend, with whom he lives, in Amsterdam, is Eloy de Jong, himself the former member of the Dutch Boy Band, "Caught In The Act". They have known each other for over four years, and, it is rumoured, they are planning to adopt a child.

Update Jan '02:  Stephen admits that his relationship with Eloy is over and he has returned to Dublin.  No one else is believed to be involved in the break up and they remain good friends.  "It just fizzled out," Gately stated. After spending Xmas with his family, he is now considering offers to go into musicals.

Update Feb '03:  After proving himself and getting rave reviews for his performances as Joseph in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat in Liverpool last year, the show moves to the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London for 203 performances.  Link below to Julia's really great website site for all the details and links to tickets.

Update Aug '03: Stephen, now an established West End star, has exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony with his new partner, Andy Cowles, a businessman he has been dating for four months. The couple were holidaying in Las Vegas when they decided on the spur-of-the-moment to show their commitment to each other. Since then Stephen as starred in a production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Citty Chitty Bang Bang in the West End. He now lives with Andy who has an Internet business in Soho.

Stephen married boyfriend Andy Cowles on March 19th 2006, two days after his 30th birthday, in a civil ceremony at the Goring Hotel, an Edwardian building next to the garden wall of Buckingham Palace.

Stephen Gately died of natural causes on October 10, 2009, due to pulmonary oedema. His body was discovered on the 10th October 2009 in the apartment which he owned with Andy Cowles near Port d'Andratx on the western tip of Majorca in Spain. There was a massive public outcry to Jan Moir’s venomous article in the Daily Mail concerning his death.

See: http://michaelknell.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/stephen-gately/

The Tree of Seasons by Stephen Gately

The last few pages of The Tree Of Seasons
were written after Stephen's death.


Stephen with Jack Dee - hilarious!

 

 

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