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Twisted Intestine Killed Gibb

Bee Gee laid to rest this week

The Bee Gees’ Maurice Gibb died after his small intestine and bowel
had become twisted and restricted blood flow, according to an
autopsy report.

The fifty-three-year-old Gibb collapsed January 9th at his home
in Miami and was rushed to the hospital where he underwent
emergency surgery for intestinal blockage. Just before surgery, the
bassist/keyboardist suffered cardiac arrest. He died three days

According to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner, Gibb was
likely born with a misshapen intestine, which over the years led to
ischemic enteropathy, a series of kinks within the intestine that
cause blockage. The condition is capable of causing cardiovascular

Gibb’s brothers and bandmates, Barry and Robin (his twin), have
been vocal in questioning his treatment at the Mount Sinai Medical
Center. The Gibb family has questioned the decision to continue
with Gibb’s operation after he went into cardiac arrest.

Gibb was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Wednesday in
Miami. Two hundred family members and friends, including Michael
Jackson, attended.

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