Thursday 30 March 2017

Life of Stephen Gately to be celebrated in major ITV documentary

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The life of late Boyzone star Stephen Gately is set to become the subject of a television documentary.

The Dublin singer died in October 2009 aged 33 from an undetected heart condition.

ITV has announced that the life of the tragic boyband star will be celebrated in an upcoming one hour documentary.

The one-off show will feature interviews with Stephen's Boyzone bandmates, manager Louis Walsh, family and friends.

The late Stephen Gately. Photo: Getty Images
The late Stephen Gately. Photo: Getty Images

According to The Irish Sun, ITV will have to navigate the dispute between Stephen's husband Andrew Cowles and his family.

The paper reports that the two sides are locked in dispute over possessions of the late singer and his €2 million estate.

Boyzone members help carry Stephen Gately’s coffin at his funeral in 2009.
Boyzone members help carry Stephen Gately’s coffin at his funeral in 2009.

An insider told the outlet that the documentary is contributing to the animosity between the two sides.

"Having everybody contribute to the documentary brings problems as the Gatelys and Andrew Cowles have major unresolved differences."

UNTIMELY: Stephen Gately (right) and Andrew Cowles
UNTIMELY: Stephen Gately (right) and Andrew Cowles

The ITV special will be broadcast later this year.

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