by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Openly gay Irish singer Stephen Gately, who achieved fame as lead singer of the boy band Boyzone, died Oct. 10 in Spain of acute pulmonary edema. He was 33.
Officials attributed the death to natural causes and said it “had nothing to do with consumption of alcohol or drugs.”
Gately had been on vacation in Majorca with his partner, Andy Cowles.