Funeral for the late Stephen Gately is planned for Saturday, October 17, his bandmates from announced in a post on the band's official site on Wednesday, October 14. "Yesterday, Stephen's body was released by Spanish authorities following an autopsy that confirmed Stephen had died from natural causes. He is now lying in a chapel of rest in a small village in the hills of Majorca whilst repatriation formalities continue," read the message.
, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lynch "visited Stephen's parents in Dublin on Tuesday to pay their respects and confirm the family's final wishes for Stephen. The Boyz plan to return to Majorca on Friday (Oct. 16) to bring their brother back home to Dublin," it continued. "There will be a private family mass in Dublin on Friday night followed by a funeral service at St Lawrence O'Toole church on Saturday at midday."