R.I.P. Steven Gately

takethehighroad
takethehighroad Posts: 6,749
edited October 2009 in The bottom bracket
Now I know that there's some people who like to think that they're so macho and that pop music is beneath them, but it was announced this morning that Stephen Gately, the singer from Boyzone, went to bed last nioght and never woke up. He was 33.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8301187.stm

Whatever you thought of Boyzone, it's incredibly sad news for someone so young to die, especially someone who made so many others happy.

Also in the news today is the sad news about an Oxford undergraduate who died on Thursday. Equally as sad.

Just wanted to vent, thank you
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  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    Read it this morning. Never was a fan but he's very young to die (just a few months older than me iirc)

    RIP fella.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Scary stuff.
  • nicensleazy
    nicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    Shame................was it drugs?
  • Aggieboy
    Aggieboy Posts: 3,996
    edited October 2009
    Last night I had to watch 2 hours of X Factor with my daughter as my wife, who usually sits with her, was out.
    Now, although Stephen being gay is obviously irrelevant to his death, I really hope it makes Dannii Minogue feel even worse after that crude, pathetic and embarrassing cheap shot at the last singer's sexuality.
    I'm all for banter and think 'pc' has gone too far but this really annoyed me, wasn't funny and quite honestly made me cringe.
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  • Got to agree 100% there Aggieboy. It was a totally irrelivant/unneccessary comment and I hope she's thought about what she said and realises how stupid she made herself look.

    As for Steven Gately, it's tragic when someone so young dies. It makes you wish you could live every day as if it was your last, it certainly makes you think.

    R.I.P. young man.
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  • r.i.p. Steven... :(
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  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    Aggieboy wrote:
    Now, although Stephen being gay is obviously irrelevant to his death, I really hope it makes Dannii Minogue feel even worse after that crude, pathetic and embarrassing cheap shot at the last singer's sexuality.

    the irony is that there are similar rumours about her sexuality as well.....people in glass houses, etc.......
  • AndyRubio
    AndyRubio Posts: 880
    Steven who?
  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    Aggieboy wrote:
    Dannii Minogue feel even worse after that crude, pathetic and embarrassing cheap shot at the last singer's sexuality.

    Very sad on Gately.

    That remark though was clearly made to put X-Fuctor in the papers to combat the paki comments from cum dancing; very bad acting all round.
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  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    AndyRubio wrote:
    Steven who?

    Andy who? :wink:

    Not a fan but achieved alot more than i ever will. RIP
  • guilliano
    guilliano Posts: 5,495
    That could very easily have been any one of us going to sleep and staying that way. My thoughts are with his family and friends

    R.I.P Stephen
  • Roscobob
    Roscobob Posts: 344
    It's in the papers this morning that he choked on his own vomit after a drinking session.

    Makes you think....
  • Appearantly he died of fluid on the lungs.

    Such a disappointment for all the scandalmongers and sh1t kickers.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Appearantly he died of fluid on the lungs.

    Such a disappointment for all the scandalmongers and sh1t kickers.

    Vultures and underclass, too. :wink:
  • Poor beggar drowned on dry land, then. Believe me, I have sympathy, I've often felt I was drowning on dry land. I hope he went peacefully.
  • dilemna
    dilemna Posts: 2,187
    33 years is far too young to die. Obviously people do, our troops in Afghanistan for instance most of whom who have been killed are a lot younger than this guy was. Not taking anything away from his life and clearly big achievements. Didn't really know who Boyzown were until the songs this guy sang in were being played a few times on the radio. He seemed to have the best voice in the group IMHO which is even more sad for the others in the group. A bit like when the BeeGee died Maurice Gibb in 2003. I know they were brothers but nonetheless a great band.

    Probably the nicest way to go, if there is one, is in your sleep. Very sad. I hope he didn't feel too much pain or suffer. RIP.
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  • jc4lab
    jc4lab Posts: 554
    Can we tell jokes yet?
    jc
  • mfin
    mfin Posts: 6,729
    jc4lab wrote:
    Can we tell jokes yet?

    Does seem a bit serious to me too, I didnt know him myself but I can't see that he's done much in his life to celebrate or whatever, but there you go.
  • passout
    passout Posts: 4,425
    mfin wrote:
    jc4lab wrote:
    Can we tell jokes yet?

    Does seem a bit serious to me too, I didnt know him myself but I can't see that he's done much in his life to celebrate or whatever, but there you go.

    Agreed. Sure it was a shame but I'm suprised by the media hype. TBH I didn't know who he was!
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  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    jc4lab wrote:
    Can we tell jokes yet?

    Michael Jackson jokes were being texted around within an hour of his death being announced over here.

    And.... combining the two just found this;

    Michael Jackson was disapointed when Stephen Gateley turned up in Heaven, he thought someone told him somone from the Boys Home was coming.
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  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    I heard he died of avian flu. Apparently he liked a cockortwo!!!
  • Roscobob
    Roscobob Posts: 344
    The reaction to the death from the celebs has been interesting.

    Ronan Keating - "I'm gutted"

    Louis Walsh - "I'm devestated"

    Michael Barrymore - "I'm innocent"
  • jc4lab
    jc4lab Posts: 554
    Shouldn' really make jokes..but Its only Words
    jc
  • Aggieboy
    Aggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Well, at least Christmas should be good in Heaven this year - Patrick Swayze's doing the dancing, Farah Fawcett is the angel, Stephen Gately is singing the carols, Keith Floyd's cooking the dinner and Micheal Jackson is playing with the kids.
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  • mfin
    mfin Posts: 6,729
    Steven Gately is dead. What a bummer.
  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    His mother was looking into the grave as his coffin was being lowered in, she said "well that's the cleanest hole he's been in for a long time!....
    Dave
  • The family have said there are to be no flowers sent to the funeral.


    There'll be enough pansies there as it is.
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  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    And there was me thinking Jim Davidson had gone out of fashion years ago. Apparently not.
  • toshmund
    toshmund Posts: 390
    I agree it is sad when someone dies at 33. Keeping it in perspective though - sounds like it was lifestyle related. People far younger than 33 die, day after day with cancer, or of reasons beyond their control. They are the ones that deserve the public outpourings, from people that know them.


    The jokes are only a safety mechanism IMHO. I was in the army in 85, when the space shuttle went up. Within minutes someone came in the room and said "What does NASA stand for!?"
  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    Toshmund wrote:

    The jokes are only a safety mechanism IMHO. I was in the army in 85, when the space shuttle went up. Within minutes someone came in the room and said "What does NASA stand for!?"

    Agreed.

    Within an hour of the shuttle the first joke I heard was;

    "what was the last thing said in the shuttle? Go on.... let her drive!"
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