Gately Died Of Natural Causes
The postmortem into the death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has revealed that he died of natural causes, and his family have been given leave to fly his body home to Ireland.
A Mallorca court official said Gately suffered a pulmonary oedema, an accumulation of fluid on the lungs.
Gerald Kean, the Gately family lawyer, told GMTV news that his relatives had always been convinced that there were no drugs involved in his death nor did they suspect suicide.
“Their sole purpose and function at the moment is to try and get their son home as quickly as possible,” he said.
Prior to the postmortem, police in Mallorca had said there were no signs of suspicious circumstances.
Gately, 33, who in 1999 was splashed across tabloid front pages when he was the first boyband star to announce he’s gay, was on holiday on Mallorca with his long-term partner Andy Cowles.
It’s been reported that Gately had gone out for drinks, returned to his accommodation and gone to sleep, but never woke up.
Boyzone manager and “X Factor” judge Louis Walsh, who was absent from the live show that aired Oct. 11, said he was “in complete shock” from the news.
“We’re all absolutely devastated. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don’t know much about what’s happened yet,” he told News Of The World.