Stephen Gately 1976 – 2009
We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Stephen Gately in Majorca at the too-young age of 33.
Boyzone were hardly musical pioneers but in his own quiet unplanned way Stephen was a gay rights hero.
BP Fallon has published two books on Boyzone: ‘Boyzone Go East!’ – detailing in BP’s words and photography the mania of the band on tour in South East Asia, the Middle East and India – and the Greatest Hits tie-in ‘Boyzone By Request’.
“I did the books for the fun of it” says BP. “The guys in the band are good people and also know how to have a laugh. And I’ve always been very fond of Louis [Walsh, Boyzone’s manager].
“Stephen was a sweetheart, a lovely man. My thoughts go out to his partner Andrew and to the band and to Louis and to Stephen’s family. It’s very very sad”.
Photography: Stephen Gately by BP Fallon from ‘Boyzone Go East!’