Autopsy: Boyzone member, 33, died of natural causes

Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died of natural causes, a court spokeswoman on the Spanish island of Majorca said Tuesday.

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The court spokeswoman, who by custom is not identified, said Gately, 33, died Saturday of acute pulmonary edema, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

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There was no sign of violence in his death, the spokeswoman said according to CNN.

The judge has authorized Gately’s family to transfer the body out of Spain, the spokeswoman added.

Pulmonary edema (American English), or oedema (British English, Greek οίδημα), is fluid accumulation in the lungs. It leads to impaired gas exchange and may cause respiratory failure, according to wikipedia.

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