Rumours fly surrounding Stephen Gately’s death

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  • Bulgarian Georgi Dochev speaks out about finding Stephen's body.

    Geogi Dochev, 25, the Bulgarian national has spoken about the moment he found Stephen Gately’s body. Talking to the Daily Mail, Mr Dochev said, ‘Yes, I found the body. It was very cold. I’m devastated about what has happened.’

    ‘I haven’t had a wink of sleep since. I don’t think I will ever get over this.’

    There are unconfirmed reports that Georgi and Andy, Stephen’s partner, spent the night together while Stephen slept on the sofa.


    When questioned further about what happened when they got back to the apartment, he said, ‘You’ll have to ask the husband what has happened, it has been very traumatic. I don’t want to say anything more. I’m still nervous and really upset. I can’t say anything more, I will have to talk to Andy first.’

    According to Stephen’s bandmates, Andy Cowels is inconsolable and has been reported as saying that he will never forgive himself. ‘I feel that my life is over. We have had wilder nights out in Dublin and this was nothing out of the ordinary. I just don’t understand it. What hurts most is that he was only yards away from me in the room next door and I didn’t even know he was slipping away. If only I had gone back to check him.’

    Stephen was found on the sofa in the couple’s £1 million apartment in Majorca, wearing his pyjamas and in a crouching position. There are unconfirmed reports that Stephen choked on his own vomit.

    Police have confirmed that they are not treating the death as suspicious.

    The remaining members of Boyzone are in Majorca and will accompany Stephen’s body home after the post-mortem for his funeral in Ireland.


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