Claims that Boyzone star Stephen Gately died after a marathon drinking session have been rejected by his family.
Lawyer Gerald Kean said it was wrong to suggest that the star died after eight hours boozing on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.
Relatives of the 33-year-old Irish pop singer and actor insisted his death was a "tragic accident" and that no foul play was involved.
"An eight-hour drinking session is something we do not accept," Mr Kean said. "Wherever that is coming from, our information would suggest that is simply wrong."
Spanish police said there were "no signs of suspicious circumstances" after Gately was found dead at his home in the resort of Port Andratx on Saturday afternoon.
Mr Kean, who was asked to act as spokesman for the family and talked to Gately's mother Margaret on Monday morning, said the family were absolutely devastated. He said they have been too upset to decide whether to fly out to the Mediterranean island.
The solicitor said Gately had been in the apartment with his partner, Andrew Cowles, until after midnight on Friday when he travelled to the town of Palma, about an hour's drive away. A close family member spoke to Gately at 12.30am Spanish time on Saturday (11.30pm GMT) as he was getting ready to leave, the lawyer said. It is understood Gately spent several hours socialising and was back in the apartment before 6am Spanish time.
"We are not saying he was not drinking but eight hours is not something we accept," Mr Kean said. "He was a very sensible man. He enjoyed himself, he loved life. I was with him many a night and, if anything, late into nights he would look as though he had just arrived."
Police said Gately had been partying with friends a few hours before he was found dead in his apartment. They were hoping the results of a post-mortem would shed light on exactly how he died.
Police refused to be drawn on whether officers were trying to trace a potential witness, a Bulgarian man who was reportedly in Gately's apartment that night, along with Gately's partner. Mr Kean said the family have been told police are not looking to speak to anyone else in connection with the death.