Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died unexpectedly while on holiday in Majorca, aged just 33.

The Irish pop star and actor was on holiday with his long-term partner Andy Cowles when he was found dead on Saturday, according to the band’s website.

It also said the four remaining members of the band – Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch – would be flying to Majorca on Sunday.

A statement on the site read: “Stephen tragically died yesterday whilst on holiday with his partner Andrew in Majorca.

“The rest of the boyz will be flying out today.”

The band released a statement later on Sunday morning.

“Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane are devastated by the news and send their deepest sympathies to Stephen’s family and his many friends all over the world,” it said.

The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear but the papers have reported that he died after a night out. Spanish police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who is the band’s manager, reportedly said, “We’re all absolutely devastated.”

“I’m in complete shock. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don’t know much about what’s happened yet.

“I only heard after The X Factor and we will rally around each other this week,” Walsh added. “He was a great man.”

As part of Boyzone, Gately enjoyed chart success in the 1990s with 16 top five singles. After the band split, he had three top 20 solo singles.

He was also a contestant in the 2007 series of Dancing On Ice, as well as starring in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London’s West End from 2003-2004.

Gately revealed in 1999 that he was gay and had a boyfriend, although they later split up. He began dating Andrew Cowles in 2002 and the pair had a private civil partnership ceremony in 2006.