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Last surviving Bee Gee says he has seen his dead brothers' ghosts

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Barry Gibb (centre) claims he has seen his brothers' ghosts
Barry Gibb (centre) claims he has seen his brothers' ghosts

The last surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb has revealed how he has seen his dead brothers' ghosts.

In a moving interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine Barry Gibb says he and his wife, Linda, have seen deceased bandmate Robin as well as younger brother Andy – and found the manifestations disturbing.

Father-of-five Barry, 70, says: "It’s not fun because you’re not quite sure what it was about. If it was real. I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy. Maybe it’s a memory producing itself outside your conscious mind or maybe it’s real.

"The biggest question of all is: is there life after death? I’d like to know."

The father-of-five lost three of his brothers - Andy died aged 30 in 1988 after years of drug abuse, while Maurice passed in 2003, aged 53, following complications from a twisted intestine.

Robin died from cancer at the age of 62 in 2012.

Barry says their deaths had a devastating effect on those left behind, especially their mother, now 95.

"Mo was gone in two days. Maybe that’s better than long and tortured? Which is what Robin went through. Andy went at 30. All different forms of passing and for our mum, devastating," he added.

As the Bee Gees, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb’s catalogue of hits includes pop classics Jive Talkin’, Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love and Tragedy.

Barry, the oldest of the three Bee Gee brothers, also went on to enjoy success outside the band, most notably on Guilty, his duet with Barbra Streisand.