- Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30
- Singer Andy Gibb, Brother of the Bee Gees, Dies at 30
Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30
Jan 31, But in Andy Gibb's case, he didn't always go on with the title role of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was one.and how full
Encore: The world loses Andy Gibb -- Barely 30, the pop paragon died in the middle of a comeback attempt. The youngest of the famed Gibb brothers a. Unprepared for the pressures of sudden fame, Gibb undermined his sparkling but brief career with years of cocaine abuse. When he died March 10, , Gibb was a presumed drug casualty, though the real cause of death turned out to be truly unexpected — an inflammation of the heart brought on by a virus. Born in England but raised Down Under, Gibb was briefly married to Australian secretary Kim Reeder — with whom he had a daughter, Peta, now 16 — early in his career. When the affair ended after 13 months, Gibb was devastated. Gibb blamed his problems on the breakup; Principal blamed them on cocaine.
With his knee-buckling good looks and his brothers' songwriting talents backing him up, year-old Andy Gibb staged an unprecedented display of youthful pop mastery in the 12 months following his American debut in the spring of And his star may have risen even higher were it not for the prodigious cocaine habit that derailed his career and contributed to his premature death. With his heart greatly weakened from years of cocaine abuse, Andy Gibb succumbed to an inflammatory heart virus on this day in He was only 30 years old. In the summer of , Andy Gibb was barely 20 years old, and his third single, "Shadow Dancing," was the 1 song on the Billboard pop charts. But the rest of the Andy Gibb story is not so sunny: What his drug and alcohol abuse in the late s didn't do to Andy's musical career, changing fashions in the early s did. By , he was finished as a viable recording artist, and in the years that followed, his drug use led to his firing from jobs on television's Solid Gold and Broadway's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and to the end of a high-profile romance with actress Victoria Principal, of Dallas fame.
Singer Andy Gibb, Brother of the Bee Gees, Dies at 30
Broadway tradition dictates that the show must go on. By any standard, his tenure in the title role of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was one of the most erratic in the history of the Great White Way. A chronic absentee, Gibb was a no-show at his dress rehearsal and missed an embarrassing 12 performances after opening on Dec.