Directed by Paul Olding. Barry returned to … Family Links. One of the founding members of the "Bee Gees," along with his brothers Barry and Maurice… Maurice died after he reported complications of a twisted intestine. Bee Gee Maurice Gibb died because his small intestine twisted on itself, creating a blockage and cutting off the blood to his bowel, according to an autopsy released on Thursday. Raskin said that indicates surgeons found a section of dead bowel, which likely means Gibb was in grave danger when he was taken into surgery. Maurice Gibb, pictured here with his wife, British pop singer Lulu, was known as “the quiet one” among the Bee Gees – he was much less of a front man than his brothers Robin and Barry. Gibb's bandmate brothers have criticized the medical care he received from the hospital and his doctors. Gibb, 53, died at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach on Saturday -- not Sunday as earlier reported -- almost three days after emergency abdominal surgery and a heart attack. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Fans joined surviving members of the Bee Gees in mourning the death of their brother and bandmate Maurice Gibb, who played bass and keyboard for the band that climbed the Bob LaMendola Health WriterStaff Writer Jodie Needle contributed to this report, Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa gets response from ‘celebrity crush’ Shania Twain, Twin baby girls found at scene of fatal shooting in Pompano Beach, Hospitals filling up, encountering a new kind of coronavirus patient. Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died because his bowel and small intestine had become so twisted they restricted his blood flow, according to autopsy results released Thursday. The pop group the Bee Gees, made up of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, first became an international sensation in the 1970s. First published on January 10, 2003 / 2:59 PM. May 21, 2012— -- intro: Robin Gibb was feeling better than he had in more than 10 years. Will Biden ease the sky-high tension between the U.S. and China? On March 10, 1988, Gibb died at a hospital in Oxford, England, at the age of 30. However, Dr. Jeffrey Raskin, interim chief of gastroenterology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, said a twisted bowel could cause a lack of blood supply to the organ and an array of other internal problems. The condition is medically referred to as Ischemic Enteropathy. The intestinal blockage could have been serious enough to cause the heart attack, Raskin said, especially if the bowel ruptured. Robin-John Gibb, 29, has emerged from mourning to correct reports that blamed liver or colon cancer for the Bee Gee's death on May 20. On Monday, Barbara Gibb. His cause of death was due to complications of a twisted intestine, which placed him into cardiac arrest. He was with his wife, children and brothers when he died. "People [with his condition] can live to middle age with no symptoms. After enduring the untimely death of his younger brother pop-star Andy Gibb at the age of 30, Maurice descended into a period of depression fuelled by alcohol, however he recovered in time to record the brothers' comeback album "One" (1989) which was followed with a successful tour. Carol Peters, a spokeswoman for Bee Gees manager Allen Kovac, was flying back to California on Thursday and could not be reached for comment. With Eric Meyers, Jay Joel, Maurice Gibb, Michael Hunter. Biden administration says no. Bee Gee Maurice Gibb has died from complications following an operation to correct an intestinal blockage. All Rights Reserved. Father: Hugh Gibb (b. At that time, he had one sister, Lesley, and one additional brother, Barry (another brother, Andy, would be born in 1958). Dr. Bruce Hyma, the Miami-Dade County medical examiner, said Gibb died because a condition called ischemic enteropathy restricted the flow of blood to his bowel. Scottish singer Lulu comforted devastated Bee Gees star Barry Gibb in the hours after his brother Robin's death. Andy Gibb was the younger brother of Bee Gees band members Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb. Maurice, then 53, passed away in hospital in 2003 after suffering complications from a twisted intestine. The group recorded music for over 40 years until the deaths of Barry's brothers Maurice in 2003 following a heart attack, and Robin of cancer in 2012. He was the fraternal twin of Robin Gibb, and was the younger of the two by 35 minutes. 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The blockage causes a backup of waste materials and liquid, and crimps blood vessels. 15-Jan-1916) Mother: Barbara Gibb (b. He was with his wife, children and brothers when he died. "I always knew that one day I'd get a call with news like this. He would not elaborate. Maurice died at the age of 53 in 2003, while his twin Robin died aged 62 in 2012. Maurice gibb cause of death is still unknown. The autopsy done Tuesday by the Miami-Dade County medical examiner did not give the immediate cause of the twisting, but it says the singer was born with a malformed intestine that experts said can lead to life-threatening kinks. Maurice Gibb in Hospital. Supplied John Travolta in Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died because his bowel and small intestine had become so twisted they restricted his blood flow, according to autopsy results released yesterday (Jan. 16). The cause of death was determined to be myocarditis, a heart condition. The autopsy also found a 60 percent blockage of a blood vessel that feeds the heart muscle itself. [1] Crookall Maternity Home, Douglas, Isle of Man. He was attempting a comeback record around the same time. The Bee Gees' manager and his spokeswoman could not be reached for comment. Gibb played bass and keyboard for the Bee Gees, who won seven Grammy Awards, were enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were best known for disco hits like "Stayin' Alive." An attorney for Gibb's surgeon, Dr. Irvin Willis of Miami Beach, said the Bee Gees' version of the timing of the heart attack and surgery does not match Willis' version. They said his treatment was delayed, and questioned why he was brought to surgery soon after the heart attack. Maurice Ernest Gibb was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on 22 December 1949, the son of Hugh Gibb, a drummer, and his wife Barbara (née Pass). 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