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January 12, 2003: Maurice Gibb of Bee Gee dies

He suffered cardiac arrest before undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine

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Maurice Gibb of Bee Gees dies

2003 - Maurice Gibb, a member of the famed disco band the Bee Gees, died at a Miami Beach hospital. He was 53. Gibb, who teamed up with his older brother and his twin to harmonise their way to becoming one of the bestselling musical groups ever, suffered cardiac arrest before undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. He was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Centre and underwent surgery. Gibb played bass and keyboard for the group, whose name is short for the Brothers Gibb. The Bee Gees — twins Maurice and Robin, and their older brother Barry — have lived in South Florida since the late 1970s. Known for their close harmonies and original sound, the Bee Gees are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their 1977 contributions to the Saturday Night Fever album made it the bestselling movie soundtrack ever with more than 40 million copies sold.January 12

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