Stephen Gately, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Stephen Gately

singer, songwriter, actor, Dancer, musician, Author

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1976

Place of Birth: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 10-Oct-2009

Profession: actor, writer, singer, singer-songwriter, musician, songwriter, stage actor, children's writer, dancer, film actor

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Stephen Gately

  • Stephen Patrick David Gately (17 March 1976 – 10 October 2009) was an Irish pop singer-songwriter, actor, children's writer, and dancer, who, with Ronan Keating, was co-lead singer of the pop group Boyzone.
  • All of Boyzone's studio albums during Gately's lifetime hit number one in the United Kingdom, their third being their most successful internationally.
  • With Boyzone, Gately had a record-breaking sixteen consecutive singles enter the top five of the UK Singles Chart.
  • He performed for millions of fans globally.
  • He released a solo album in 2000, after the group's initial break-up, which charted in the UK top ten and yielded three UK hit singles, including the top three hit "New Beginning".
  • Gately went on to appear variously in stage productions and on television programmes as well as contributing songs to various projects.
  • In 2008, he rejoined his colleagues as Boyzone reformed for a series of concerts and recordings. Gately made his sexuality known in 1999 and came out in a blaze of publicity.
  • He wed Andrew Cowles, first in a commitment ceremony in Las Vegas in 2003 and more formally in a civil partnership ceremony in London in 2006.
  • Upon Boyzone's reformation, Gately featured as part of the first gay couple in a boyband music video for "Better", in what was to be his last with the band.
  • Gately died of a congenital heart defect on 10 October 2009, in a flat that he and Cowles owned in Mallorca, Spain.
  • Brian Boyd in The Irish Times stated: "Stephen Gately’s death represents the first time that the boyband genre has had to deal with such a tragic situation".
  • Tim Teeman of The Times (UK) heralded Gately as a hero of gay rights for his response to being "smoked out of the closet".

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