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Gibbs leaves all to widow

Associated Press, PTI  Miami, August 20, 2003
First Published: 10:00 IST(20/8/2003) | Last Updated: 15:38 IST(20/8/2003)
The will of Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb leaves his widow more than $2 million, their six homes and all ownership in copyrights and musical compositions. Gibb's last will and testament, drawn up 12 years ago and filed in Miami-Dade County court, also establishes trust funds for his children – Adam, 27, and Samantha, 22.

"We're in the process of administering the will," Rose La Femina, the local attorney representing Yvonne Gibb, told The Miami Herald for Monday's editions. She declined to discuss specifics. The couple, married for nearly 30 years, owned two homes in England, two in Miami Beach, one in Spain and one in the Bahamas. Most are now up for sale.

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Gibb, a longtime Miami Beach resident, died Jan. 12 at 53 after emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. The surviving Gibb brothers, Barry and Robin, have not yet followed through on a threat of legal action against Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, where their brother died. The singers have said mistakes occurred at the hospital.

"I believe the doctor completely screwed things up," Robin Gibb, Maurice's twin, told the Daily Mail in London on Aug. 9. "There is a tremendous amount of anger and the hospital is not off the hook. The lawyers are looking into it – they have been since the day it happened, because his death was totally preventable." Arnold Gitomer, the New York lawyer representing the family, didn't return a phone message on Monday. A spokesman for Mount Sinai declined to comment on Gibb's case because of patient privacy concerns.

Maurice Gibb died after part of his small intestine twisted back on itself, shutting off its blood supply and flooding his system with toxins, according to an autopsy by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office. Gibb's intestinal problem was congenital, the autopsy report said.

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