Monday, March 5, 2012

Died before his time...

Andy Gibb 
Would be 54 if alive today...

Singer. Born Andrew Roy Gibb on March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England. The younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (also known as the Bee Gees), Gibb launched a solo singing career in Australia as a teenager. He released several hit singles before moving to Miami Beach to work with his brother Barry. There, he became the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive No.1 singles. His debut album, Flowing Rivers enjoyed subsequent success.

Gibb's next effort, Shadow Dancing, went multi-platinum, but fame was taking its toll. He battled a drug addiction during the recording of his final studio album, After Dark, in 1979. Despite his drug problems, Gibb took on more projects, including starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Broadway.

In the mid-1980s, Gibb finally sought help for his addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic. After his release, he continued to make appearances but never returned to his past fame. In 1987, he declared bankruptcy. Gibb died of myocarditis, a previously diagnosed heart condition, on March 10, 1988 at age 30. He is survived by his daughter, Peta, from a short-lived marriage to Kim Reeder.

My Thoughts: Such a sad life Andy had, I don't remember knowing much about his personal life at the time but I do remember seeing him on American Band Stand singing "Shadow Dancing", he was definitely a cutie. Another talent that was gone to quickly~

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