Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb died this morning (January 12) in a Miami Hospital. He was 53.
The star had been critically ill after suffering a heart attack in the middle of surgery to remove an intestinal blockage on Friday (January 10).
He died surrounded by his family, including twin brother Robin who jetted from England to be at his brother’s bedside.
“His love, enthusiasm and energy for life remain an inspiration to all of us,” said his family.
Gibb was known to fans for his love of hats. He was also married for a time to Lulu.
“Maurice was part of one of the most influential families in music history,” a spokesperson fro twin Robin said, “so his death will be a huge loss. This is an unbelievable blow.”
The Bee Gees sold more than 110 million records during their long career. They are one of the five most successful groups of all time with number ones including ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Tragedy’ and ‘You Win Again’.