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Steve Threlfall 31-12-2012 00:57

Stephen Gately
Just over 3 years since he passed away.

The reason why i have posted this is because i remember the day he died very well. Was so shocked

Seemed like a great lad. Loved his song - New Beginning

RIP Stephen

Penny Crayon 31-12-2012 01:01

I too was very saddened at his death. He did seem such a lovely lad sad to die so young. Mt daughter was a big Boyzone fan - she loved Stephen.

Bless him.

Steve Threlfall 31-12-2012 01:07

I am listining to Boyzone greatest hits just now on my sky plus

All That I Need - listen to that. What a beautiful song

Stephen seemed like such a decent soul :cry:

BastardBeaver 31-12-2012 01:12

Yea I remember being a bit shocked by his death. It's always the way when people die so young.

Sexbomb 31-12-2012 01:13

I was in Mallorca at the time he died and not far away where he was staying.

Ovalteenie 31-12-2012 01:15

I share the same birthday as him (not year though). Shocking that someone young & healthy could just die suddenly of natural causes :( There were some disgusting tabloid insinuations at the time :rolleyes:

Steve Threlfall 31-12-2012 01:22

Would have just loved to give him a man hug and sat with himin the pub and put the world to

I loved listining to every single one of Boyzone songs and also when Stephen put out 'New Beginning'

Will never forget him. Seemed such a decent person

InMyArms 31-12-2012 01:38

It was very shocking, I don't think anyone expected it :(

Originally Posted by Ovalteenie (Post 63267548)
:( There were some disgusting tabloid insinuations at the time :rolleyes:

That silly cow from the Daily Mail:mad:

THEONEFROMHERE 31-12-2012 01:41

Did he not die in October?

Steve Threlfall 31-12-2012 01:45


Originally Posted by THEONEFROMHERE (Post 63267712)
Did he not die in October?

yes October 09

BastardBeaver 31-12-2012 01:47

Yea most of the people who wrote those smear articles I assumed were just homophobic.

Steve Threlfall 06-01-2013 01:13

Hope your havin fun up there Stephen. God bless your soul :cry:

Y2K13 06-01-2013 01:15

How did he die then?

bryemycaz 06-01-2013 01:18


Originally Posted by Y2K13 (Post 63387293)
How did he die then?

Undiagnosed heart condition I think.

hello.member 06-01-2013 01:19

He was a lovely looking lad

j4the1 06-01-2013 01:21

Yes I remember, and I remember a female journalist in the news saying he died because he was gay and that's what you should expect living a gay lifestyle.

Steve Threlfall 06-01-2013 01:21


Originally Posted by hello.member (Post 63387325)
He was a lovely looking lad

An amazing person and his heart was pure

There wasnt many like him.

Steve Threlfall 06-01-2013 01:22


Originally Posted by hello.member (Post 63387325)
He was a lovely looking lad

and a lovely smile

Julie68 06-01-2013 01:24

Has it been 3 years already? It seems like yesterday when I was watching the tv on and some programme was talking about him dying and I thought 'when did he die?, Have I missed something?'
It was a very sad loss of a very talented young man, we don't see much talent like his anymore.

Victoria Sponge 06-01-2013 01:25

He seemed so sweet and adorable didn't he! Way too young to die.

Steve Threlfall 06-01-2013 01:29

listining to his songs just now hence the reason i bumped this thread

If you listen to 'No Matter What' just now and just watch him. Bringing me to tears :cry:

Clunk 06-01-2013 01:44

Now this is odd - I was watching the 3 parter on BBC 2 this week 'I'm in a Boy Band/Girl Band/Pop Star' - really good series to watch if you haven't - you can probably catch it still on iPlayer I should think.

Anyway, Boyzone were on it and obviously so was Stephen Gately (though not specifically interviewed).

Watching it, I thought to myself how sad it was that such a young man was dead, and how I always thought he was such an attractive man.

The bit that is odd - is that I would have thought it was much more than 3 years ago he died - no idea why I should have thought it, but it just 'seems' like longer ago.

Then again, I couldn't tell you how many years it is since Michael Jackson died - it is funny how you lose track of the passing of time - which I think can be more prevalent with famous people as you still 'see' them (TV shows etc)

ETA - I was mortified watching the thing about Frankie Howerd that was on and finding out how long ago he passed away !

NRG 06-01-2013 01:51

Was a decent lad! wasn't aware it was heart condition he'd died from. Very sad at such a young age, and with a potentially very successful career ahead of him.

Steve Threlfall 06-01-2013 01:58

I dont think he died due to his heart.

Dont want to speculate tho. He had a heart of gold

nuttytigger 06-01-2013 01:59

My grandmother died the day before he did. She died on the 9th October 2009. She left me money and with that I got married exactly 6 months later on 9th April 2010!

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