October 17, 2009

Stephen Gately

For some reason, I've really been following the news surrounding the death of Stephen Gately. I'm not a huge fan, though I have some of bandmate Ronan Keating's solo music (a guilty pleasure). I thought these clips were worth seeing if you count yourself among those who've been moved by this story.




SkyNews report on the funeral:





Ronan sang
The Blue Nile's seriously epic Happiness at the funeral. You can hear part of that song on this old EPK...

6 comments:

thechemistryisdead said...

Just started blubbing watching the second video :(

countpopula said...

I was never the biggest Boyzone fan, but you would have to have a heart of stone to not be emotionally moved by Ronan's words. What a wonderful tribute to Stephen.

Jenna McWilliams said...

I've been furious furious furious at Jan Moir's take in the Daily Mail on what she calls the "sleazy" circumstances surrounding Gately's death. I would've thought we were past that attitude by now. My four points on Moir's ignorance are on my blog at http://bit.ly/2NwP8k.

D'luv said...

I saw your Tweet-ily-dee about the second vid yesterday. I got choked up.

will said...

what a sweet and thoughtful tribute.

xolondon said...

Well said, Jenna - I read this right after you linked it and thought you did a good job.