An autopsy has been carried out on Stephen Gately, the former Boyzone member. And despite ill founded rumours on the front pages of the world’s tabloids, it seems that he died of natural causes. The official report by the court in20Majorca has stated that this clause of death was ‘acute pulmonary oedema”

The spokesperson at the court, made it clear that drugs and drinking had no part to play in the premature death of Gately. The condition is a build of fluids within the lungs, which is usually caused by heart failure, which means that the heart is unable to assist in removing the fluid, and essentially the victim drowns.

His body is expected to be flown off the island on Friday, and will be taken to his native Dublin for burial.

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