Post-mortem on Stephen Gately due today

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately’s sudden death is expected to be carried out.

Police in Majorca, where the 33-year-old died, have said there were ‘no signs of suspicious circumstances’.

But a Palma police spokesman said they hope the post-mortem examination will shed light on exactly what happened.

Gately’s family have rejected claims that he died after a marathon drinking session.

A man who was at Stephen Gately’s apartment the night he died has described seeing the Boyzone star’s lifeless body.

Georgi Dochev, 25, said the singer was ‘very cold and white’. He told reporters he had found Stephen’s body and had alerted Gately’s partner Andrew Cowles.

Bulgarian Mr Dochev is believed to have accompanied Stephen and Andrew back to the apartment in the resort of Port Andratx in the early hours of Saturday after a night out. Mr Dochev has spoken to police who are investigating the death.

Gately’s devastated bandmates – Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch – who flew out to the Spanish island on Sunday, returned home on Monday night.

A spokesman said: “All the boys are home now. They went there to pay their respects and start dealing with the fall-out of the situation. However, it’s clear that them being there at the moment is bringing a lot more attention to the situation.”

Relatives have insisted Gately’s death was a ‘tragic accident’ and that no foul play was involved.