The former partner of Stephen Gately has revealed how he called the singer's mobile after he died just to hear his voice one last time.
Eloy de Jong, whose three-year relationship with Stephen ended in 2002, dialled the number on Monday morning after hearing the tragic news.
"It went to voicemail, but I didn't get his voice," says the Dutchman, who was also in a boyband when he started seeing Stephen.
"He didn't have a message set up. I wanted to hear his voice. Just one last time."
Eloy also told the Daily Mirror about their happy times together, when they lived at his house, just outside Amsterdam.
"We loved cooking together. He never ate enough vegetables, so I made sure he ate his greens," says the 36 year old.
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