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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat 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.

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

Stephen Gately was today remembered in his community as an inspiration to young people and deeply proud of his working-class Dublin roots.

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Grieving neighbours from the tough Sheriff Street area of the north inner city stood tearfully at times arm-in-arm during the poignant service.

While famous faces from the music and showbiz worlds rubbed shoulders, Stephen's old friends proudly paid tribute to him as a committed family man with generous spirit.

Paddy Feely, who knew Stephen growing up, described the Boyzone star as a gentleman.

"He was an inspiration to the country, to what young people can achieve Mr Feely said.

"People like Stephen, they had nothing but they achieved an awful lot.

"Did anybody ever think that a young guy from the inner-city would reach headlines on the world's TV and radio?

"But he never forgot where he came from."

Alan Hunter, who staged fundraising discos in the area, said he knew Stephen as a teenager.

"Before he became a popstar he wanted to be a dancer. That was his love," Mr Hunter, 50, said.

"He had terrific sprit and there isn't a family around here that Stephen wouldn't have given a signed portrait to."

The grieving crowd, clutching white roses, burst into spontaneous applause after Boyzone band members paid tribute at the end of the emotional Funeral mass.

They scrambled up lampposts, hung out of windows and perched precariously on traffic cones to get a better view of the church, and their hero's final journey.

One young girl, balanced on top of a wheelie bin, held a purple pillow case aloft with the words "RIP, Stephen we love you" emblazoned across it.

Farewell banners were also hung from nearby balconies.

Annette Kane, 53, from Donabate in north Dublin, stood by security railings clutching a postcard caricature of Stephen her daughter had bought at a concert.

A family friend of fellow Boyzone star Shane Lynch, she met Stephen many times.

"He was an absolute pet. He had time for everybody," Ms Kane said.

"No matter where we went he never forgot where he came from. He was just so down to earth.

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"Thank God he lived to see them (Boyzone) reunite. He always wanted Boyzone to get back together."

As the coffin was carried from the church fans burst into another round of applause throwing white roses onto the ground.

For many the emotion of the last week was just too much, with some questioning whether the famed band, reunited just two years ago, could now go on.

Carol Mulholland, 20, from Lucan, said Boyzone will never be the same.

"The songs that they sang, they just got you through the bad times and they made the good times better.

"Whatever song they sang they just got you," she said.

"I'd love them to go on because they are just such a big part of me and who I am."

Mr Hunter described Stephen as a true Dubliner, with a generous spirit.

"He loved everyone, remembered everyone, never ignored everyone and so generous a spirit. He would always come round here with concert tickets.

"Most pop stars when they make it big, they sort of buy a big ranch out of town for the family. But this family stayed in the community, and they were proud to be here."

Belfast Telegraph