The stars of Irish band Boyzone have been left devastated after a close friend died on Saturday (20Feb10), just months after their bandmate Stephen Gately passed away.
The body of socialite Niall MCCrudden, 45, who had allegedly been suffering from depression, was found at his home at the weekend (20-21Feb10), but no details about his death have been revealed.
Boyzone star Mikey Graham has been left distraught by the news, because he's still coming to terms with the loss of Gately, who died in October (09).
He says, "I'm very sad today. I lost a very close pal... So damn tough. Another friend gone. RIP pal."
And Boyzone's Keith Duffy has also been rocked by his friend's passing: "He was one of life's true gentlemen and had a heart the size of Ireland."
The Irish celebrity optician is survived by his parents, son Matt, twin brother Kevin and sister Eimear.