Even though they are related by blood, the Gibb brothers have a lot in common outside their DNA. They were united by their love for one another and their enthusiasm for music. Barry Gibb, the last surviving member of the Gibb family, spoke candidly and emotionally about the passing of his brothers during an interview with Piers Morgan in which they sat down together.
On the first of September in 1946, Barry Gibb, the eldest of the Gibb brothers, was born. After another three years, on December 22nd, 1949, the arrival of identical twins Robin and Maurice completed the family. Despite the fact that “The Bee Gees” were a very successful rock band consisting of simply the three of them, they had a younger brother named Andy.
Andrew Roy Gibb, who was born on March 5, 1958, followed in the footsteps of his elder brothers and sought a career in music. Andy, who was twelve years younger than Barry, was not old enough to be a part of the group. However, this did not prevent him from becoming a famous artist in his own right.
The musical talent was passed down through the family. The Gibb brothers were brought into the world by a musician father and a vocally talented mother. Their father played the guitar, and their mother was well-known for her singing ability.
In spite of their age difference, Barry and Andy got along like two peas in a pod. As a result of spending most of their time together, Maurice and Robin were quite close to one another.
On the other hand, the brothers did not live a life free of problems. Because Barry and Robin were frequently at odds with one another, Maurice acted as a mediator between the two of them. They often competed with one another for attention, forcing Maurice to play the role of the mediator.
The Gibb brothers began to face their demons as their popularity began to take off and gather speed. There was a pattern of substance and alcohol misuse that developed among all three of Barry’s younger siblings. He said:
“My brothers were forced to confront their issues, but I was married to a woman who refused to let me do the same. It is possible for me to get narcotics into the home, but they will inevitably be flushed out.”
Barry considered himself very fortunate to have found Linda, the woman who would become his wife and save him from following in the footsteps of his siblings. The specific route was ultimately responsible for the premature passing of his brothers.
Andy, who was Barry’s youngest brother, passed only a few short weeks after reaching the age of 30. His addiction to cocaine led to a number of health issues, which ultimately led to his de ath. The family was shattered when they heard the news of his passing away.
Following Andy’s demise in 2003, Maurice also passed away the same year at the age of 53. Before he passed away, Maurice had been in and out of the hospital on many occasions.
“After Andy passed away, it was emotionally catastrophic for all of us, for the whole family,” she said.
Barry was uninformed of his brother Maurice’s declining condition, thus the news of his passing came as a shock to him. The news of Maurice’s passing came as a terrible shock after Andy had passed away.
Maurice often acted as a mediator between Barry and Robin, which contributed to the positive bond that existed between Barry and Maurice. Robin, the youngest of Barry’s brothers, passed away ten years later at the age of 62.
After a long and courageous fight against cancer, Robin lost her life. In the closing moments of his life, Barry went to see his brother one more time and say his goodbyes. After Robin’s passing, Barry was the only member of the band and the Gibb brothers who was still alive.
After the d eath of his brothers, Linda encouraged Barry to pick up his guitar and start writing music again, which served as a tremendous source of comfort for him. Even after returning to touring, he continued to put out new songs.
Despite this, Barry was unable to move on from his most profound regrets. In addition, Robin did not disclose to Barry that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Prior to Barry’s passing, Barry and Maurice had likewise stopped communicating with one another.
Therefore, Barry did not know anything about the state of his health. Before Andy passed away, he and Barry had a heart-to-heart talk about the difficulty of Andy’s heroin addiction.
Barry admits, with tears in his eyes, that he has a lot of remorse about the way things were left between him and his brothers before they passed away, and he shares this grief with the audience. He has every intention of devoting the rest of his life to contemplating it. He said:
“My biggest regret is that every brother I’ve lost was at a time when we weren’t getting along, but I have no choice but to live with it,” said the man.
Barry missed the close link he had with his brothers, despite the fact that his brothers were younger than him, as well as the competition that sometimes comes with the dynamic of having siblings. He explained:
“It was such an uniting experience that the three of us merged into a single entity. We were all afflicted with the same dream. That is the one thing that I think about the most when I’m missing anything.”
Barry said that he had a supernatural encounter after the de ath of Robin and the understanding that he was the last guy still alive. In his house in Miami, he had a visit from his deceased brother and bandmate, Robin.
When Barry thought back on the peculiar experience, he remembered the day when he saw Robin stroll across his house from the front entrance to the bar. After doing the search, I discovered that nobody was present. The encounter was enjoyable in addition to being unsettling.
Barry said that he did not feel the slightest bit of fear in any situation. However, the experience caused him to wonder whether or not what he had been experiencing was indeed happening. Another person who had a similar experience was Linda, and she saw Barry’s deceased brother Andy during hers.
Because of the de’ath of all three of his brothers, he has become very wary of everything. Because of anything that happened in the past with boiling water, he is wary of using a kettle to boil water now.
Even though he is the oldest brother, Barry often wonders why he is the only one of his siblings to have survived. He makes every effort to stave off his impending demise. Barry said:
“I don’t drive fast, anything that’s going to risk ending it for me, I don’t know why I am still here, but I am extremely anxious about anything that might end it for me,” he said. “I don’t know why I am still here, but I am very concerned about anything that could end it for me.”