Stephen Gately's funeral will take place this Saturday at the Church of St. Laurence O'Toole on Sheriff Street, according to Boyzone manager Louis Walsh.

Walsh said his remains will be brought home from Majorca on Friday, accompanied by the other four members of Boyzone, who will return there later this week.

A post mortem has established that Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died of natural causes.

Speaking to RTÉ News Walsh paid a glowing tribute to Stephen Gately remembering him as one-off great professional.

He says he is still in shock over the sudden death last weekend while the band mates were devastated at the loss of their best friend.

"We're all in shock. Nobody can believe it - the guys, me, nobody. We are in shock," he said.

Walsh, who put Boyzone together in the mid-1990s, was with Gately and the rest of the band last week in London to discuss the final 10 tracks for the comeback album.

He said he had never seen the 33-year-old West End star in better health or better form.

A, court official on the island of Majorca said today that Mr Gately suffered a pulmonary oedema, an accumulation of fluid on the lungs.