(ANI): The music world is shocked with the untimely death of
Boyzone star Stephen Gately. His bandmates, Ronan Keating, Keith
Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch, said: "We are completely
devastated by the loss of our friend and brother, Stephen. "We have
shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all
looking forward to sharing many more.
"Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit
up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the
world. "Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen''s
family. We love you and will miss you forever, ''Steo''." Sir Elton
John and partner David Furnish also sent their condolences to
Gately"s gay partner.
"David and I are stunned by this tragedy. Stephen was the
kindest, gentlest soul," the Sun quoted John as saying. “We send
our love and condolences to his partner Andy and to all his friends
everywhere," he added.
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton also expressed her sadness through
a post on social networking website Twitter. She said: "Devastating
news about Stephen Gately, I saw him Monday and had a chat, he was
always such a sweetheart. Thinking of his family at this time."