Irish boyband Boyzone have vowed to toast their tragic bandmate Stephen Gately this St. Patrick's Day (17Mar10), on what would have been his 34th birthday.
The No Matter What hitmakers, who are top of the U.K. album charts with their new record Brother, admit celebrating Ireland's annual holiday will be "bittersweet" without Gately, who died in October (09), as his birthday always coincided with the day.
But they will pay tribute to their late pal by raising a toast to his memory.
Ronan Keating tells Britain's Daily Star, "It will be a difficult day for us as it's bittersweet. Steo would have been so, so happy about the success of the album because he was truly excited about making it.
"He'll be smiling wherever he is and we'll be having a birthday drink of Guinness for him today."