The funeral for Stephen Gately, the Boyzone singer who so sadly died last weekend, is set to take place this Saturday.
The funeral will be in Dublin in St Laurence O’Toole’s Church, and the family are now trying to get his body back to the Irish republic.
Gately was found dead at his Majorcan holiday home and a post mortem has revealed he died of natural causes, suffering a pulmonary oedema – an accumulation of fluid on the lungs.
Our thoughts are with the Gately family at this time and in particular with his civil partner Andrew Cowles.
With my work focus and indeed passion about personal finance though I do have to raise the issue of life insurance.
Most people do not like to talk about death or illness, thinking ‘it’ won’t happen to them.
At some point though it is important to talk about these things and ensure you are financially covered.
Maybe I’m being controversial in bringing this up at such a sad time, but it really is best to be aware of these things and make a conscious decision about what to do.