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Barry Gibb haunted by brothers

Barry Gibb haunted by brothers

Barry Gibb has seen his brothers' ghosts.

The sole surviving member of the Bee Gees - whose youngest sibling Andy died in 1988 aged 30, while twin siblings Maurice and Robin passed away in 2003 and 2012 respectively - insists it wasn't "fun" having visions of his late family members because he didn't know if it was real or not.

Discussing his visions, he said: "Yes and it's not fun because you're not quite sure what it was about. If it was real. I've seen two brothers.

"I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy.

"The biggest [question] of all, is there life after death? I'd like to know."

Barry - who has five children with wife Linda - also believes he has been reincarnated a number of times.

Asked if he feels he's been here before, he told Event magazine: "Perhaps. I've had a few incarnations. I try not to question it. There's been so much loss in my family, for me it's a standing mystery.

[Will I see my brothers again?] I don't want to question it. Don't want to go there."

The 'Jive Talkin'' hitmaker admitted watching TV shows like 'Downton Abbey' helped him through his grief after Robin lost his long battle with cancer.

He said: "You are in a kind of tunnel. You have to come out the other side and I waited for that and I watched television. 'Downton Abbey' - that got me through it, and 'Ray Donovan' and 'Billionaire'. I love them more than movies. I love the cliff-hangers. We get British television in America because I have Apple TV."

And Barry thought his career was over and he'd "fade away" once the last of his siblings passed away.

He said: "After Rob died I just sat moping around thinking that was the end of it and I would just fade away. I thought I was quite happy about fading away, but then the President of Columbia Records, Rob Stringer, came to see me and signed me and said, 'We're gonna move your ass!' And I thought, 'Oh well, that's OK.' So I'm back."