RIP Stephen Gately, here’s Boyzone!

Published: 11th Oct, 2009

Boyzone’s First TV Appearance

We can’t claim to be huge Boyzone fans. In fact, beyond the Cat Stevens atrocity, we can’t even pinpoint exactly what any of their songs were about. For the most part, it seemed to be a case of Ronan Keating growling something, while the two thugs bookending proceedings thumped their fists threateningly, to ensure that no one stopped screaming approval. A great band they are/were not. Yet, flanked by numerous thorns was a cheerful looking chap called Stephen Gately, who died in his sleep over the weekend – he was only 33. And it’s never nice to read about someone so young bidding a premature farewell to this mortal coil, so we thought we’d get him a gift. After much sombre discussion, and a few gestures involving pouring alcoholic drinks straight from the bottle onto the ground, it boiled down to a toss up between a few kind words, or a clip of the moment where it all began for Stephen and his band. In the end we decided on both, so farewell Mr Gately, you shall surely be missed by many. Rest in peace.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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