Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

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Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 02:50:34 PM
link:  http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/enter ... html?r=RSS

uary 2010
Tragic pop star Stephen Gately fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams when he met his idol, Michael Jackson.

As this exclusive picture reveals, the late Boyzone singer came face to face with the superstar in 1997.

Fans of the high-profile singers were left stunned when both men died just four months apart in 2009.

Stephen, who died last October from natural causes at the age of 33, was just 21 when he met Jackson backstage at Dublin's RDS.

The Thriller singer was in town for a sell-out gig at the Southside venue as part of his HIStory tour on July 19, 1997. At the time delighted boyband singer Stephen expressed his joy when manager Louis Walsh managed to score VIP tickets to the gig.

The pair watched the concert backstage close to where Michael's own family were situated, with Jackson's mother Katherine also posing for a picture with the young Dubliner.

However it was the meeting with his long-time inspiration Michael Jackson that really left Stephen on a high. Posing proudly here alongside his idol, Stephen looks the picture of happiness as he and Jackson smile for the cameras.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:04:55 PM
I've seen it before, and I love that picture!!! Stephen was my favourite Boyzone member...
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:13:58 PM
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\'Just because it\'s in print, doesn\'t mean it\'s the gospel\'

\'A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the Dance of Life\'
You\'re just another part of me... I love YOU more...

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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:39:32 PM
Poor Steve. I really loved Boyzone, especially Ronan Keating. Steve was so full of energy and so funny! I've seen photos from the funeral. All his former band collegues came and they carried his coffin. You should have seen their faces. Real grief, real sense of loss, real tears. Maybe the European are more emotional than the Americans.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:41:04 PM
Terrible what happened to him ..... he was still so young
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:48:13 PM
Those are proper tears and proper grieve at a funeral.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:52:37 PM
And also the members of the band staged an all-night vigil at the church where the body of their departed friend was laid. They didn't left him alone.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:53:04 PM
Quote from: "DancingTheDream"
Those are proper tears and proper grieve at a funeral.
true true true
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:54:54 PM
Steven was so young and he and his band were sooo good. I loved them, specially Ronan too. Those pictures are heartbreaking, they look soooo touched and sad. And let's consider that they weren't even family, just really close friends and co workers. I have too add that I didn't see any face not even remotely close to that in MJ's funeral.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 03:56:58 PM
I was thinking again at this. If you make a search on google image for Steve Gately funeral, you'll have the chance to see a real funeral.
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 06, 2010, 04:34:28 PM
Ok, see these pics show a real funeral...I FEEL the sadness and grief. It FEELS like someone's remains are in the coffin....big difference.....
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Re: Stephen Gateley met Michael Jackson. Pic. x

  • on: January 07, 2010, 01:31:13 AM
I can hardly look at the pictures. The imagination of their pain is to big/real.

There is no comparison to MichaelĀ“s funeral. And if it was real I think this underlines a lot, how "cold" the family must be, but nevertheless Michael always tried/not only tried to be open to the people and to his own emotions!
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