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Searching for answers: Stephen Gately's brother starts new investigation into Boyzone star's death


A new private investigator is set to look back into the death of Boyzone star Stephen Gately.

The Irish singer was found dead in Majorca by his husband Andrew Collins in 2009 and now Stephen’s brother Tony wants answers.

“Only two people really know what went on the night he died. They are his husband Andrew and a Bulgarian guy, Georgi, who was invited to their apartment,” Tony said.

“Neither of them have fully explained to me what happened. We are looking at getting a
private investigator once his estate is settled.”

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Speaking to the Irish Sun on Sunday, Tony said he has begged Spanish police to re-open the case.

Stephen’s brother also revealed there has been an on going battle over the singer’s personal things.

Stephen was said to have left a €2 million fortune behind, and with no will it’s believed his husband Andrew will get everything.

“Stephen was a big Disney collector and he had a load of snow globes, so we wanted some of them for the kids,” Tony explained.

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“But Andy has put a price on every single item that we’ve asked for. Those things are tarnished now.”

“Some of them were things we had given to Stephen as presents. They were sentimental items.

“There was a gold bracelet that our brother Mark got Stephen and his solicitor is now asking £7,000 (€8,800) for it. It only cost around £2,000 (€2,500) in the first place.”

Tony, who no longer speaks to Andrew, added: “He’s had all Stephen’s earnings and personal

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“Our family have had none of that. At the minute it looks like Andy is going to get
60 per cent of Stephen’s estate,” he explained.

“Our mum and dad will get a fraction, but the estate still hasn’t been settled. Our mum is 65 and was hit so hard by Stephen’s death that she has withdrawn into herself.”

“It’s making her health deteriorate.”