The Estate of Stephen Gately
Stephen Gately was born in 1976 in Dublin. One of five children, he always dreamed of being famous as a young boy. Together with Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, he formed Boyzone who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all times. Together they enjoyed phenomenal success with over 40 million copies of their albums sold worldwide. In 2000 the band took some time out to concentrate on solo projects and Stephen enjoyed his own top ten hits before taking to the stage and starring in Joseph and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in London's West End. Boyzone were reunited in 2007 and their greatest hits album was released in 2008. Together, the band were working on new material and Stephen was writing his first novel, The Tree of Seasons, when he died at his home in Majorca in October 2009.