“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.”
Boyzone is an Irish boy band that celebrated international success in the 1990s and his famous for hits like ‘No Matter What’, ‘Isn’t It A Wonder’ and ‘All That I Need’. The band broke up in 2000 so its member could pursue solo projects. Boyzone reunited in 2007 with their ‘Back Again … No Matter What’ album.
Other celebrities who died in 2009 include Stephen Gately, Casey Johnson, Adam Goldstein, Brittany Murphy,Patrick Swayze, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.
The image was taken and posted by Michelle Woolnough. It is of Gately performing with Boyzone in London in May 2009. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stephen_Gately.jpg)