Gately was born in Ireland in March 1976 and joined Boyzone in 1993 after answering an advert in Dublin to audition for the country's first boy band.
Sharing lead vocals with Ronan Keating, the band enjoyed huge success with 17 top five singles - six of them number ones, including All That I Need in 1998.
Gately went on to forge a successful career on the West End stage in a series of musicals, taking the lead role in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and playing the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Adored by millions of female fans, Gately sent ripples through the pop music world in 1999 when he announced that he was gay.
In 2006 he married his long-term partner Andrew Cowles in a civil partnership ceremony in London in 2006. The pair were on holiday together on the Spanish island when he died.
n recent years, Gately had been writing a children's fantasy novel called The Tree of Seasons. His last message on the social networking site Twitter, posted on 6 October, said: "Still busy – lots going on. Focusing on finishing my book next so may be quiet here.”
R.I.P. Stephen. Thank you for your wonderful music.
Stephen Gately: His Life - Life.com