Who died in Westlife?

Gately died of a congenital heart defect in a flat that he and Cowles owned in Mallorca, Spain in 2009. Brian Boyd in The Irish Times stated: “Stephen Gately’s death represents the first time that the boyband genre has had to deal with such a tragic situation”.

Which member of a boy band died?

Tom Parker
“Our hearts are broken,” Parker’s wife says. “Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.”

Is Stephen Gately dead?

Deceased (1976–2009)Stephen Gately / Living or Deceased

What happened to Andrew Cowles?

Four days later, according to a pathologist’s report, he died of a pulmonary oedema – fluid on the lung – caused by an undiagnosed heart defect. Andrew chose his favourite picture of Stephen for the book jacket.

Who left Westlife first?

West-Strife Brian McFadden reveals he hasn’t spoken to Westlife bandmates in 10 years. The Dubliner walked away from the group in 2004 after six years together, just before his marriage to Kerry Katona ended.

Why did Westlife break up?

Why did Westlife break up? On October 19, 2011, Westlife announced that they would be splitting after one final album and tour. In a statement, they described the split as “amicable”, and explained that they wanted “to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures”.

How old is Westlife?

Westlife is an Irish boy band formed in Sligo in 1998. The group currently consists of members Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne; one of its original members, Brian McFadden, departed the band in 2004. The group disbanded in 2012 and later reunited in 2018.

What Rockstar recently died?


Name Age Cause of death
Bob Andy 75 Cancer
Joe Diffie 61 COVID-19
Lou “L.A.” Kouvaris Riot 66 COVID-19
Alan Merrill Arrows 69 COVID-19

Who got Stephen Gately money?

He had debts of almost £2milion when he died, leaving just under £1.5million. His civil partner Andrew Cowles will inherit almost £1million, while Gately’s parents Margaret and Martin will take the rest. But his sister Michelle and brothers Mark, Alan and Tony will get nothing.

Why is Westlife not popular in America?

Irish pop heartthrobs Westlife will never break the American charts – because they’ve been blacklisted by US radio stations.

How tall was Stephen Gately?

5′ 7″Stephen Gately / Height

Who married in Westlife?

Kian Egan married Hollyoaks actress and former Girl Thing and Wonderland singer Jodi Albert in 2009. The couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Koa, in 2011. They have since had kids Zekey in 2015 and Cobi in 2017.