Quote: "As time goes on the gaps in between become easier to manage, but dates like the anniversary are obviously tough, very tough. But I think Steo's passing actually helped bring us closer together, in a way. It was such a tragic event and such a shock but we were there for each other and still are." Irish singer Keith Duffy on the death of his Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately in 2009.
Quote: "He made a lot of guys feel good about themselves. (They thought) 'If he can do that, I can'." Sharon Osbourne applauds late Boyzone singer Stephen Gately for 'coming out' as gay in 1999 and encouraging other homosexuals to announce their sexual orientation.
Fact: Boyzone singer MIKEY GRAHAM was kicked off U.K. figure skating competition Dancing On Ice on Sunday (07Mar10) after skating to his bandmate Ronan Keating's ballad WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL. Graham dedicated his performance to his late bandmate, Stephen Gately.
Quote: "Time is a great healer. You surround yourself by your loved ones around Christmas, then we can try to find the good out of the bad. We all miss him terribly, but we've got to crack on (move on). Life doesn't stand still for nobody (sic)." Boyzone star Shane Lynch will use the holidays to help deal with his grief following the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately in October (09).
Fact: Boyzone are to pay tribute to their late bandmate Stephen Gately's rise to stardom in new film. The Irish singer died from a build-up of fluid on his lungs at his home in Majorca, Spain on 10 October (09), aged 33.
Fact: The four surviving members of Boyzone will act as pallbearers at Stephen Gately's funeral on Saturday (17Oct09). Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and MIKEY GRAHAM will carry the late star's coffin along with two members of Gately's family.
Quote: "I was meant to be the cute one. Nowadays there seems to be a new criteria - let's get a gay one." Boyzone star Stephen Gately is convinced modern boybands aren't complete without at least one gay star.
Fact: <p>Former BOYZONE singer Stephen Gately has organised a hot-air balloon flight for SIR Elton John and David Furnish as a wedding gift. The pair will exchange vows at a civil union ceremony in Windsor, England, later today (21DEC05). </p>