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Stephen Gately with pop idol Michael Jackson

Stephen Gately with pop idol Michael Jackson

Stephen Gately and husband Andrew Cowles

Stephen Gately and husband Andrew Cowles

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Mourners at the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Mourners at the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone members Ronan Keating (front left), Mikey Graham (front right) and Shane Lynch (back right) carry the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone members Ronan Keating (front left), Mikey Graham (front right) and Shane Lynch (back right) carry the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Margaret Gately is comforted by Ronan Keating  outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Margaret Gately is comforted by Ronan Keating outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Shane Lynch (left) and Keith Duffy (right) help place the coffin of Stephen Gately into a waiting hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral service

Shane Lynch (left) and Keith Duffy (right) help place the coffin of Stephen Gately into a waiting hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral service

Shane Lynch (left) and Keith Duffy (third right) help place the coffin of Stephen Gately into a waiting hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral servic

Shane Lynch (left) and Keith Duffy (third right) help place the coffin of Stephen Gately into a waiting hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral servic

A hearse carries the coffin of Stephen Gately after his funeral at St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

A hearse carries the coffin of Stephen Gately after his funeral at St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

Family and friends pay their respects as the coffin leaves in a hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral of Stephen Gately

Family and friends pay their respects as the coffin leaves in a hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral of Stephen Gately

The coffin of  Stephen Gately is carried into a hearse  outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

The coffin of Stephen Gately is carried into a hearse outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Jason Donovan looks at a tribute as he arrives at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin for the funeral of Stephen Gately

Jason Donovan looks at a tribute as he arrives at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin for the funeral of Stephen Gately

Keith Duffy (right) at the funeral of Stephen Gately

Keith Duffy (right) at the funeral of Stephen Gately

Fans watch the coffin of Stephen Gately pass by outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Fans watch the coffin of Stephen Gately pass by outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

A mourner at the funeral of Stephen Gately

A mourner at the funeral of Stephen Gately

Vanessa Feltz attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Vanessa Feltz attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

The coffin is carried out after the funeral of Stephen Gately by members of Boyzone, including Ronan Keating (front left), Mikey Graham (front right), Shane Lynch (rear right) at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

The coffin is carried out after the funeral of Stephen Gately by members of Boyzone, including Ronan Keating (front left), Mikey Graham (front right), Shane Lynch (rear right) at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone member Keith Duffy (right) is consoled outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral of Stephen Gately

Boyzone member Keith Duffy (right) is consoled outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin after the funeral of Stephen Gately

David Furnish at the funeral of Stephen Gately

David Furnish at the funeral of Stephen Gately

The order of service for the funeral of Stephen Gately

The order of service for the funeral of Stephen Gately

A mourner crys at the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

A mourner crys at the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Margaret Gately comforts her husband  Martin outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Margaret Gately comforts her husband Martin outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

A young Boyzone fan listens to the service outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin during the funeral of Stephen Gately

A young Boyzone fan listens to the service outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin during the funeral of Stephen Gately

Martin Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin during the funeral of his son Stephen

Martin Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin during the funeral of his son Stephen

Brian McFadden smokes a cigarette outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin following the funeral of Stephen Gately

Brian McFadden smokes a cigarette outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin following the funeral of Stephen Gately

Boyzone members  carry the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone members carry the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone members  and family gather round the hearse carrying the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone members and family gather round the hearse carrying the coffin of Stephen Gately outside St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Locals watch from a window outside the funeral of Stephen Gatley at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Locals watch from a window outside the funeral of Stephen Gatley at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy look on as  the coffin is loaded into the hearse after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy look on as the coffin is loaded into the hearse after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy look on as  the coffin is loaded into the hearse after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy look on as the coffin is loaded into the hearse after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Andrew Cowles is comforted by friends as he attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Andrew Cowles is comforted by friends as he attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch carry out the coffin after the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Guests arrive at the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Guests arrive at the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Ronan Keating attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone's Shane Lynch attends the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone's Shane Lynch attends the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone's Mikey Graham attends the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Boyzone's Mikey Graham attends the funeral of Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Kian Egan of Westlife attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Kian Egan of Westlife attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Men carry flowers given by Elton John to the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Men carry flowers given by Elton John to the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Andrew Cowles is comforted by friends as he attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Andrew Cowles is comforted by friends as he attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Brian McFadden attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately

Brian McFadden attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately

David Furnish attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

David Furnish attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Louis Walsh attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Louis Walsh attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Keith Duffy attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Keith Duffy attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Margaret Gately arrives for the funeral of her son Stephen  at St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

Margaret Gately arrives for the funeral of her son Stephen at St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

Jason Donovan arrives at the funeral of Stephen Gately

Jason Donovan arrives at the funeral of Stephen Gately

Singer Shane Ward arrives at Stephen Gately's funeral

Singer Shane Ward arrives at Stephen Gately's funeral

Fans display tributes outside St Laurence O'Toole Church as Boyzone members, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham visit the body of their fellow band member Stephen Gately in Dublin

Fans display tributes outside St Laurence O'Toole Church as Boyzone members, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham visit the body of their fellow band member Stephen Gately in Dublin

Stephen's father, Martin Gately arrives at Jenning's Funeral before heading to a private service and overnight vigil at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Stephen's father, Martin Gately arrives at Jenning's Funeral before heading to a private service and overnight vigil at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin

Members of Boyzone Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch make a statement outside Majorca Airport as Stephen Gately's  body is placed in to the hold of a plane which will fly to Dublin

Members of Boyzone Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch make a statement outside Majorca Airport as Stephen Gately's body is placed in to the hold of a plane which will fly to Dublin

Carmen Valino

Members of Boyzone (from left) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch make a statement outside Majorca Airport as Stephen Gately's  body is placed in to the hold of a plane which will fly to Dublin ahead of his funeral on Saturday.

Members of Boyzone (from left) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch make a statement outside Majorca Airport as Stephen Gately's body is placed in to the hold of a plane which will fly to Dublin ahead of his funeral on Saturday.

Carmen Valino

Stephen Gately's  body is placed in to the hold of a plane bound for Dublin

Stephen Gately's body is placed in to the hold of a plane bound for Dublin

Lewis Whyld

Mikey Graham of Boyzone chats with Gardai about the arrangements for the funeral

Mikey Graham of Boyzone chats with Gardai about the arrangements for the funeral

Niall Carson

Georgi Dochev leaves his flat in Pont D'Inca, Majorca. He was a friend of Boyzone star Stephen Gately who found his body

Georgi Dochev leaves his flat in Pont D'Inca, Majorca. He was a friend of Boyzone star Stephen Gately who found his body

Lewis Whyld

Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral of Stephen Gately

Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral of Stephen Gately

Niall Carson

Local people begin a clean up operation of St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

Local people begin a clean up operation of St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin

Niall Carson

St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin where the funeral of Stephen Gately will be held

St Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin where the funeral of Stephen Gately will be held

Niall Carson

Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral

Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral

Niall Carson

Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the Funeral of Stephen Gately at the church in Dublin on Saturday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 15, 2009. See PA story DEATH Gately. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the Funeral of Stephen Gately at the church in Dublin on Saturday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 15, 2009. See PA story DEATH Gately. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Niall Carson

Keith Duffy of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church

Keith Duffy of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church

Niall Carson

Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church

Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church

Niall Carson

Mikey Graham (left) of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church with Priest Declan Blake

Mikey Graham (left) of Boyzone leaving St Laurence O'Toole Parish church with Priest Declan Blake

Niall Carson

Ronan Keating of Boyzone chats with St Laurence O'Toole Parish Priest (right) Declan Blake

Ronan Keating of Boyzone chats with St Laurence O'Toole Parish Priest (right) Declan Blake

Niall Carson

Mikey Graham of Boyzone chats with Gardai about the arrangements for the funeral

Mikey Graham of Boyzone chats with Gardai about the arrangements for the funeral

Niall Carson

Ronan Keating of Boyzone leaves St Laurence O'Toole Parish after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral

Ronan Keating of Boyzone leaves St Laurence O'Toole Parish after speaking with the Priest about the arrangements for the funeral

Niall Carson

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaves the courthouse following a post mortem hearing on October 13, 2009 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Boyzone star, Stephen Gately died on Saturday night aged 33 whilst on holiday in Majorca

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaves the courthouse following a post mortem hearing on October 13, 2009 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Boyzone star, Stephen Gately died on Saturday night aged 33 whilst on holiday in Majorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled into a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled into a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

Journalists photograph the entrance of the hotel where members of the group Boyzone are staying in Port Andratx in Mallorca

Journalists photograph the entrance of the hotel where members of the group Boyzone are staying in Port Andratx in Mallorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled into a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled into a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled out of a morgue in Palma de Mallorca

The body of Stephen Gately is wheeled out of a morgue in Palma de Mallorca

Photographers and cameramen surround the car of Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaving the courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain after attending the inquest inquiry

Photographers and cameramen surround the car of Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaving the courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain after attending the inquest inquiry

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately leaves with two unidentified women after viewing the body of Stephen Gately at a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately leaves with two unidentified women after viewing the body of Stephen Gately at a funeral home in the village of Calvia in Mallorca

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaves the courthouse following a post mortem hearing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Andy Cowles, the partner of the late Stephen Gately, leaves the courthouse following a post mortem hearing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, leaves Calvia Cemetery in Majorca after visiting the body of Stephen Gately

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, leaves Calvia Cemetery in Majorca after visiting the body of Stephen Gately

Lewis Whyld

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, leaves court in Palma Majorca after hearing the results of the autopsy

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, leaves court in Palma Majorca after hearing the results of the autopsy

Lewis Whyld

5/10/2009 Ronan Keating, his wife Yvonne and Stephen Gately arriving at The Pride of Britain Awards 2009, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

5/10/2009 Ronan Keating, his wife Yvonne and Stephen Gately arriving at The Pride of Britain Awards 2009, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Ian West

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, arrives at the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca, where fellow Boyzone members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch are staying following the death of their fellow band member. Picture date: Monday October 12 2009.

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, arrives at the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca, where fellow Boyzone members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch are staying following the death of their fellow band member. Picture date: Monday October 12 2009.

Lewis Whyld

Mikey Graham of Boyzone walks  in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately

Mikey Graham of Boyzone walks in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately

Lewis Whyld

Shane Lynch (centre) of Boyzone leaves the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately

Shane Lynch (centre) of Boyzone leaves the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately

Lewis Whyld

Mikey Graham (right) of Boyzone and Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, walk in the grounds of the Mon Port hotel, in Majorca, following his death.

Mikey Graham (right) of Boyzone and Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, walk in the grounds of the Mon Port hotel, in Majorca, following his death.

Lewis Whyld

Ronan Keating of Boyzone walks  in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately. Monday October 12 2009.

Ronan Keating of Boyzone walks in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately. Monday October 12 2009.

Lewis Whyld

Ronan Keating (right) of Boyzone walks  in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately.  Picture date: Monday October 12 2009.

Ronan Keating (right) of Boyzone walks in the grounds of the Mon Port Hotel, in Majorca following the death of fellow band member Stephen Gately. Picture date: Monday October 12 2009.

Lewis Whyld

Boyzone's Stephen Gately performing on stage at the Big Gig Weekend at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Boyzone's Stephen Gately performing on stage at the Big Gig Weekend at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Barry Batchelor

Boyzone (left to right), Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately and Keith Duffy, perform on stage at the Big Gig Weekend at the Bath & West Showground

Boyzone (left to right), Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately and Keith Duffy, perform on stage at the Big Gig Weekend at the Bath & West Showground

Barry Batchelor

10/10/1996 Former Take That star Robbie Williams (bottom left) and pop star Peter Andre (bottom centre) join members of the Irish pop band Boyzone (left to right) Stephen Gately, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy (front) and Mikey Graham,  for a photocall prior to the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards in London

10/10/1996 Former Take That star Robbie Williams (bottom left) and pop star Peter Andre (bottom centre) join members of the Irish pop band Boyzone (left to right) Stephen Gately, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy (front) and Mikey Graham, for a photocall prior to the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards in London

Michael Stephens

8/5/2008 of Boyzone (left to right) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynchy and Mikey Graham arrive at The Cauldwell Ball at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.

8/5/2008 of Boyzone (left to right) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynchy and Mikey Graham arrive at The Cauldwell Ball at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.

Ian West

12/9/1999 of Cerys Matthews, singer with Welsh pop band Catatonia, and Stephen Gately, member of boy band Boyzone, at the New London Theatre, Dury Lane, in London

12/9/1999 of Cerys Matthews, singer with Welsh pop band Catatonia, and Stephen Gately, member of boy band Boyzone, at the New London Theatre, Dury Lane, in London

Sean Dempsey

5/2/2003 of Stephen Gately and Sinead O'Connor attend a party at The Old Billingsgate Fish Market, London, following Sir Elton's benefit gig at the Old Vic Theatre

5/2/2003 of Stephen Gately and Sinead O'Connor attend a party at The Old Billingsgate Fish Market, London, following Sir Elton's benefit gig at the Old Vic Theatre

Yui Mok

26/5/2008 of Boyzone's Stephen Gately in concert at the Odyssey Arena Belfast.Gately

26/5/2008 of Boyzone's Stephen Gately in concert at the Odyssey Arena Belfast.Gately

Liam McBurney

17/2/2003 of Stephen Gately as Joseph and Kay Murphy as Mrs Potiphar during a photocall for the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre in Drury Lane

17/2/2003 of Stephen Gately as Joseph and Kay Murphy as Mrs Potiphar during a photocall for the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre in Drury Lane

Ian West

5/7/1998 of The Prince of Wales talking with members of the band Boyzone Party in the Park, in aid of the Prince's Trust.

5/7/1998 of The Prince of Wales talking with members of the band Boyzone Party in the Park, in aid of the Prince's Trust.

John Stillwell

A cameraman films the house where Irish boy band Boyzone lead singer Stephen Gately died Saturday Oct. 11

A cameraman films the house where Irish boy band Boyzone lead singer Stephen Gately died Saturday Oct. 11

Manu Mielniezuk

Members of the Irish boy band Boyzone, Ronan Keating, left, and Mikey Graham, right, arrive with other members of the group at the Palma de Mallorca airport on Sunday Oct. 11, 2009.

Members of the Irish boy band Boyzone, Ronan Keating, left, and Mikey Graham, right, arrive with other members of the group at the Palma de Mallorca airport on Sunday Oct. 11, 2009.

Manu Mielniezuk

Members of the Irish boy band Boyzone from left to right: Shane Lynch, Ronan Keating and Mikey Graham, arrive at the Palma de Mallorca airport, Spain, on Sunday Oct. 11, 2009.

Members of the Irish boy band Boyzone from left to right: Shane Lynch, Ronan Keating and Mikey Graham, arrive at the Palma de Mallorca airport, Spain, on Sunday Oct. 11, 2009.

Manu Mielniezuk

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, leaves the Mon Port hotel, in Majorca, where fellow Boyzone members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch were staying following the death of their fellow band member

Andrew Cowles, the husband of Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx, Majorca, on Saturday afternoon, leaves the Mon Port hotel, in Majorca, where fellow Boyzone members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch were staying following the death of their fellow band member

Lewis Whyld

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

Ian West

Stephen Gately of Boyzone

Stephen Gately of Boyzone

Liam McBurney

PA

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

John Stillwell

File photo dated 8/5/2008 of Boyzone (left to right) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynchy and Mikey Graham arrive at The Cauldwell Ball at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London. Gately has died at the age of just 33. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 11 2009. The Irish pop star and actor was on holiday with his long-term partner in Majorca when he 'tragically died' yesterday, according to the band's tour website. See PA story DEATH Gately. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

File photo dated 8/5/2008 of Boyzone (left to right) Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynchy and Mikey Graham arrive at The Cauldwell Ball at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London. Gately has died at the age of just 33. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 11 2009. The Irish pop star and actor was on holiday with his long-term partner in Majorca when he 'tragically died' yesterday, according to the band's tour website. See PA story DEATH Gately. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Ian West

Boyzone

Boyzone

Barry Batchelor

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Barry Batchelor

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Boyzone's Stephen Gately

Barry Batchelor

The crowd goes wild for Boyzone as they perform in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

The crowd goes wild for Boyzone as they perform in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Boyzone

Boyzone

Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey

Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey

Caoimhe Campbell, Lauren Doherty, Meghann McKeever and Hayley Quinnell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Caoimhe Campbell, Lauren Doherty, Meghann McKeever and Hayley Quinnell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Margret Campbell, Francis Doherty, Maureen McKeever and Clare Campbell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Margret Campbell, Francis Doherty, Maureen McKeever and Clare Campbell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Christine and Nollen Bannon at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Christine and Nollen Bannon at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Seanan Donnelly, Cara Donnelly and Michelle Corry at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Seanan Donnelly, Cara Donnelly and Michelle Corry at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Catherine McVeigh, Nadine Quinn and Aislinn Murray at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Catherine McVeigh, Nadine Quinn and Aislinn Murray at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Eoghan Quigg and Boyzone.

Eoghan Quigg and Boyzone.

LONDON - MARCH 05:  Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England.

LONDON - MARCH 05: Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England.

Dave Hogan

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15:  Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.

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Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena, Thursday, March 5, 2009. The singer also stated that this would be his final performances in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena, Thursday, March 5, 2009. The singer also stated that this would be his final performances in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

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Michael Jackson in his ground-breaking Thriller video.

Michael Jackson in his ground-breaking Thriller video.

Pop legend Michael Jackson

Pop legend Michael Jackson

SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13:  Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.

SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13: Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.

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SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13:  Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.

SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13: Michael Jackson waves as he leaves Santa Barbara County Superior Court after he was acquitted in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.

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Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987.

Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987.

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Singer Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

Singer Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Singer Michael Jackson performs at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

Singer Michael Jackson performs at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Singer Michael Jackson in 1989 in New York.

Singer Michael Jackson in 1989 in New York.

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Singer Michael Jackson appears before the press in 1988 in New York.

Singer Michael Jackson appears before the press in 1988 in New York.

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Singer Michael Jackson ouside Madame Tussauds in London

Singer Michael Jackson ouside Madame Tussauds in London

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Singer Michael Jackson on stage for the start of a tour in July, 1983 In Kansas

Singer Michael Jackson on stage for the start of a tour in July, 1983 In Kansas

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Michael Jackson on stage in 1993.

Michael Jackson on stage in 1993.

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Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987

Singer Michael Jackson on stage in 1987

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Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage in 1987 in Japan.

Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage in 1987 in Japan.

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Singer/songwriter Michael Jackson waves to fans as he arrives for court on September 17, 2004 in Santa Maria, California

Singer/songwriter Michael Jackson waves to fans as he arrives for court on September 17, 2004 in Santa Maria, California

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Michael Jackson exits courtroom after his child molestation trial is turned over to jury for delibration at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse June 3, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

Michael Jackson exits courtroom after his child molestation trial is turned over to jury for delibration at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse June 3, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

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Following his arraignment, Michael Jackson delighted fan by jumping on top of his car and greeting his supporters at the Santa Maria Courthouse in Santa Maria, CA on January 16, 2004.

Following his arraignment, Michael Jackson delighted fan by jumping on top of his car and greeting his supporters at the Santa Maria Courthouse in Santa Maria, CA on January 16, 2004.

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Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour in Tokyo,Japan on the 14th of September 1987.

Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour in Tokyo,Japan on the 14th of September 1987.

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Michael Jackson with 10 year old Jimmy Suchcraft on the tour plane on 11th of July 1988.

Michael Jackson with 10 year old Jimmy Suchcraft on the tour plane on 11th of July 1988.

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Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour in Tokyo,Japan on the 14th of September 1987.

Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour in Tokyo,Japan on the 14th of September 1987.

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Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour at Wembley Stadium on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist

Michael Jackson performing on stage during his "Bad" World Tour at Wembley Stadium on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist

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Singer Michael Jackson leaves Capitol Hill after a meeting with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) March 31, 2004 in Washington, DC. Jackson was on Capitol Hill to meet with African-American lawmakers and offer his support on the fight against AIDS and help for African children.

Singer Michael Jackson leaves Capitol Hill after a meeting with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) March 31, 2004 in Washington, DC. Jackson was on Capitol Hill to meet with African-American lawmakers and offer his support on the fight against AIDS and help for African children.

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1987 : Michael Jackson recieves an Honourary Doctrate with Whitney Houston from the Cosmopolitan University. 1987

1987 : Michael Jackson recieves an Honourary Doctrate with Whitney Houston from the Cosmopolitan University. 1987

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Singer Michael Jackson performs at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

Singer Michael Jackson performs at his 30th anniversary celebration on 10th September, 2001 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Singer Michael Jackson in 1983 in London.

Singer Michael Jackson in 1983 in London.

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Singer Michael Jackson on stage for the start of a tour in July, 1983 In Kansas.

Singer Michael Jackson on stage for the start of a tour in July, 1983 In Kansas.

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Michael Jackson is searched as he enters the courthouse for his arraignment on child molestation charges, 16 January 2004 at the courthouse in Santa Maria, California.

Michael Jackson is searched as he enters the courthouse for his arraignment on child molestation charges, 16 January 2004 at the courthouse in Santa Maria, California.

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Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

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Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "HiStory" concert tour held  in New York in 1997

Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "HiStory" concert tour held in New York in 1997

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Michael Jackson arrives at the HMV store in London,England during his to "BAD" tour of Britain on the 14th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson arrives at the HMV store in London,England during his to "BAD" tour of Britain on the 14th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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In this handout image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, singer Michael Jackson is shown in a mug shot after he was booked on multiple counts for allegedly molesting a child November 20, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.

In this handout image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, singer Michael Jackson is shown in a mug shot after he was booked on multiple counts for allegedly molesting a child November 20, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.

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Michael Jackson arrives at the Madame Tussards Waxwork Museum to unveil his waxwork during 1985 in London,England.

Michael Jackson arrives at the Madame Tussards Waxwork Museum to unveil his waxwork during 1985 in London,England.

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Michael Jackson arrives at the HMV store in London,England during his to "BAD" tour of Britain on the 14th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson arrives at the HMV store in London,England during his to "BAD" tour of Britain on the 14th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

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Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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A portrait of Michael Jackson before his "BAD" world concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

A portrait of Michael Jackson before his "BAD" world concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984.

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Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984

Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five performs on stage during the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Arrowhead Stadium,Kansas City on the 6th of July 1984

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Michael Jackson is lead through a crowd by policeman on a promotionial tour of Great Britain in London in 1985

Michael Jackson is lead through a crowd by policeman on a promotionial tour of Great Britain in London in 1985

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Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields arrive at the Picture Show in New York,United States of America.

Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields arrive at the Picture Show in New York,United States of America.

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Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988.While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

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Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

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Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

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Music singer Michael Jackson arrives to perform at the 30th anniversary celebrations held on September 8, 2001 at Madison Square Gardens, in New York.

Music singer Michael Jackson arrives to perform at the 30th anniversary celebrations held on September 8, 2001 at Madison Square Gardens, in New York.

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Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London.

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Michael Jackson is lead through a crowd by policeman on a promotionial tour of Great Britain in London in 1985

Michael Jackson is lead through a crowd by policeman on a promotionial tour of Great Britain in London in 1985

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Music star Michael Jackson waves to his fans during his Tour in 1984, in London.

Music star Michael Jackson waves to his fans during his Tour in 1984, in London.

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A doll of the entertainer Michael Jackson stands July 15, 1984 in USA. Jackson, who was the lead singer for the Jackson Five by age eight, reached the peak of his solo career with 1982''s "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time and recipient of eight Grammy awards.

A doll of the entertainer Michael Jackson stands July 15, 1984 in USA. Jackson, who was the lead singer for the Jackson Five by age eight, reached the peak of his solo career with 1982''s "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time and recipient of eight Grammy awards.

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Entertainer Michael Jackson poses with his pet boa constrictor September 15, 1987 in the USA. Jackson, who was the lead singer for the Jackson Five by age eight, reached the peak of his solo career with 1982''s "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time and recipient of eight Grammy awards.

Entertainer Michael Jackson poses with his pet boa constrictor September 15, 1987 in the USA. Jackson, who was the lead singer for the Jackson Five by age eight, reached the peak of his solo career with 1982''s "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time and recipient of eight Grammy awards.

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Michael Jackson performing in London in 1993

Michael Jackson performing in London in 1993

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Stephen Gately with pop idol Michael Jackson

Tragic pop star Stephen Gately fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams when he met his idol, Michael Jackson.

As this exclusive picture reveals, the late Boyzone singer came face to face with the superstar in 1997.

Fans of the high-profile singers were left stunned when both men died just four months apart in 2009.

Stephen, who died last October from natural causes at the age of 33, was just 21 when he met Jackson backstage at Dublin's RDS.

The Thriller singer was in town for a sell-out gig at the Southside venue as part of his HIStory tour on July 19, 1997. At the time delighted boyband singer Stephen expressed his joy when manager Louis Walsh managed to score VIP tickets to the gig.

The pair watched the concert backstage close to where Michael's own family were situated, with Jackson's mother Katherine also posing for a picture with the young Dubliner.

However it was the meeting with his long-time inspiration Michael Jackson that really left Stephen on a high. Posing proudly here alongside his idol, Stephen looks the picture of happiness as he and Jackson smile for the cameras.

Belfast Telegraph