DEAD: Andy Gibb

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Andy Gibb (aged 30)
British–Australian singer (Bee Gees)

Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.

DEATH: At around 8:30 am on 10 March 1988, Gibb’s doctor told him that more tests were needed to determine the cause of his chest pains. Later that day, Gibb slumped into unconsciousness and died as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a recent viral infection (a diagnosis supported by William Shell, a cardiologist who had previously treated Gibb).

Gibb’s body was returned to the United States, where he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. The headstone reads Andy Gibb / March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988 / “An Everlasting Love”.

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