Irish star’s incredible tribute to deceased bandmate

Ronan Keating enjoyed the opening night of his new West End show, Once, this week and has found a way to remember his Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately, who passed away in 2009.

The Boyzone star told reporters at the show that he would be wearing red socks for the entire run of the show as a tribute to his old friend: “Red was his favourite colour so that’s my little tipping of the cap to Stephen. I wish he was here.”

Ronan remembered how Stephen loved doing shows: “I never thought I’d do a musical; that was Stevo’s gig. That was his thing and he was amazing at it.”

The Irish pop star's fellow bandmates, Mikey, Shane and Keith showed up at the debut of the West End musical to show their support for Ronan. 

What a beautiful tribute Ronan has given his old bandmate and best friend.