Boyzone mark five-year anniversary of Stephen Gately's death

Published Friday, Oct 10 2014, 16:11 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Ronan Keating and his Boyzone bandmates have paid tribute to Stephen Gately today, on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Stephen passed away due to an undiagnosed heart defect aged 33 while on holiday in Spain and his death left a gaping whole in the group.

Stephen Gately,
The Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball at Battersea Evolution
London, England - 14.05.09

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Earlier today, Ronan - who was best friends with Stephen - took to Instagram and shared a photograph of the late Irish star.

Alongside it, he said: "Where has the time gone? Missing ya everyday Bro. Your words still make me laugh. Your song still gets me through.

"Your memory lives on in every song we sing. Rest well my friend God bless. X."

Keith Duffy also posted an array of photographs taken when the band were at the height of their fame.

In a touching tribute, he added: "Can't believe it's been 5 years. We still talk about you everyday. Steo we love you bro, Miss Ya, Till we meet again X."

Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately
The Bryn Terfel Faenol Festival - Day 1
Bangor, Wales - 23.08.08


Shane Lynch, meanwhile, thanked fans for their ongoing support: "Thanks to all for your kind words and support it means alot... #steo," he said.

Mikey Graham has not shared his thoughts publicly.

Following Stephen's death, all four singers flew to Spain and accompanied their bandmate's body back home to Ireland. The following March, they released an album, Brother, as tribute to their close friend.

On 24 November, Boyzone will release their sixth studio album, called From Dublin To Detroit.

Watch Stephen and the rest of Boyzone in their video for 'No Matter What' here:

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