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Fans line Dublin streets for Boyzone singer's funeral

 The remaining members of Boyzone and members of Stephen Gately
The remaining members of Boyzone and members of Stephen Gately's family comfort each after attending his funeral at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin, Ireland, October 17, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Some 3,000 people lined the streets on Saturday for the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, who died on the island of Majorca a week ago.

The four remaining members of the Irish boy band sang and spoke at the service which fans listened to through speakers around St Laurence O'Toole Church where locals had swept pavements and painted fences in preparation on Friday.

Gately's Boyzone bandmates, who spent the night in the church with his body, helped carry the coffin out of the church.

A post mortem revealed on Tuesday that 33-year-old Gately died of natural causes due to fluid on the lungs at his home on the Spanish island last weekend.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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