Just imagine, for one reality-suspending moment, that you're a member of a top boy band; one that's had six No 1 singles in six years, and whose greatest-hits album has outsold every other record released in In return for success, you've agreed to abide by conditions most men your age would balk at. Not for you the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll lifestyle most groups consider their just reward. Constantly reminded of your duty as a role model, you have to settle for sneaking the occasional beer in private.
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S tephen slumps back on a sofa and utters three simple words that will change his life for ever: 'I am gay. Hang on, counters the Sun, this wasn't outing. Stephen's mother, Margaret, doesn't see it like that. She accused the paper of blackmailing her son into admitting his sexual secret, claiming that a member of the band's road crew had approached the paper to sell a story. The Mirror, which had quoted her, went on the offensive.
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Updated: BST, 16 November The news of Stephen Gately's death was deeply shocking. It was not just that another young star had died pointlessly. Through the recent travails and sad ends of Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and many others, fans know to expect the unexpected of their heroes - particularly if those idols live a life that is shadowed by dark appetites or fractured by private vice. There are dozens of household names out there with secret and not-so-secret troubles, or damaging habits both past and present.
Fans camped out overnight to say a final goodbye to the singing star who was hugely popular among the band's fans, and many spent the evening reminiscing about the late singer. They accompanied Gately's remains home on Friday and the four stayed up all night with Gately at the church as they told fans that 'he didn't like to be alone. Many fans also made the overnight vigil outside the church, and at around 6 a. I had endless chat with Ronan before the band came back. He was so glad to get the band back and Stephen was so glad to get the band back, and then this happens a year into it.