Born 1958 in Manchester, English singer and songwriter Andy Gibb was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.
Gibb came to international prominence in the late 1970s with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the United States, starting with “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (1977), followed by three other top 20 singles. Gibb’s success was brief due to drug addiction and depression.
In early 1987, Gibb went through another drug rehabilitation program and thought he had finally beaten his habits. In early March 1988, Barry had arranged for Island in England to sign Andy, but when he arrived in England in January 1988, he panicked. Gibb missed meetings with the record company and blamed himself for his trouble writing songs. The deal was never signed. Earlier that year, Barry, Robin, and Maurice announced that Andy would join the Bee Gees which would have made them a four-member group.
By late January-early February 1988, Gibb had seemingly beaten his drug addiction, regained his health, and was ready to begin recording a new album. However, he still battled depression over his breakup with Victoria Principal.
On 5 March 1988, Gibb celebrated his 30th birthday in London while working on the new album. Two days after celebrating his birthday, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford complaining of chest pains. 10 March 1988, Gibb slumped into unconsciousness and died as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by years of cocaine abuse which fatally weakened his heart. He died just five days after his 30th birthday while attempting a comeback.
These amazing color photos that captured portrait of Andy Gibb in the 1970s and 1980s.