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Stephen Gately, a singer in Irish pop group as Boyzone, died suddenly Saturday while on vacation in Majorca, Spain. He was 33.
"We are truly sorry to confirm that Stephen tragically died on Saturday whilst on holiday, with his partner Andrew, in Majorca," is said on the group's Web site, Boyzone.net. "We are unable to give any other details at this time."
The other members of the band, Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch released this statement:
"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'".
Boyzone had reunited in 2008, after splitting in 2000, for a huge tour.
Stephen's cause of death is not yet known.
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