Bee Gees Barry Gibb admits he feels guilty for out living his brothers

music news 11/01/2021

The Bee Gees are undoubtedly one of the most iconic families in the music world. Three out of four Gibb brothers joined forces and made hit after hit in the disco era.

But in 2021, just one of the Bee Gees brothers remain - lead singer Barry Gibb.

And following the release of the new Bee Gees documentary, Barry has revealed that he feels guilty for 'stayin' alive' while his other three brothers sadly passed away.

Maurice died on January 12, 2003, of a heart attack, aged 53, then in 2012, after being diagnosed with liver cancer in 2011, Robin died aged 62.

Barry has said he regrets being on ‘unfriendly terms’ with all of his brothers when they died, and how he has experienced ‘survivor’s guilt’ after being the last one standing.

Speaking to The Times, the 74-year-old said: "I'm the eldest, so it probably should have been me first.

“I guess it's a form of guilt. Survivor's guilt..."

"Maurice was gone in two days and we weren't getting on very well.

"Robin and I functioned musically but we never functioned in any other way.

“We were brothers but we weren't really friends."

As for Andy, the youngest Gibb, he had difficulties with addiction and died young.

Barry has said he tried to help Andy before his "demons got the better of him," and even invited him to stay before he died.

The singer added: "I said: 'Come back to America.' But it was too late for that.

“His last words to me were not friendly.

“My only regret is that we weren't great pals at the end."