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Thousands bid farewell to Stephen Gately

Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has been laid to rest after an emotional funeral service in Dublin.

It was attended by thousands of fans who listened outside, and celebrities who included the band's manager Louis Walsh and David Furnish, the civil partner of Sir Elton John.

Fellow band member Ronan Keating broke down during his eulogy to the 33-year-old star he called ''the perfect angel''.

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