Bee Gee’s widow to pen his biography ..but won’t include housekeeper affair
BEE GEES star Robin Gibb sang about Stayin’ Alive, but will tell his life story from beyond the grave.
Robin recorded hours of material for an autobiography on micro cassette tapes before he died, aged 62, in 2012.
Now his widow Dwina is using the tapes to write the book for Robin, who had a hit with Night Fever in 1977.
She said: “I’ve listened to hours of tapes of Robin’s voice – it has been strangely comforting.
“There will be anecdotes, there will be revelations, after all he had a very tough childhood and he worked with them all.”
Speaking at the launch of TV director Rosemary Reed’s new Sky show, The Power of Women, at London members’ club The Ned, 66-year-old Dwina said: “I’m quarter of the way through.
“I already have an agent. I can’t say what’s on the tapes, as that would spoil it, but it’s going to be good.”
But there will be one taboo subject. In his last eight years, Robin had an affair with their housekeeper Claire Yang. They had a child called Snow, who is now 11.
Robin left most of his £25.8 million estate to Dwina, who was his second wife. Claire was left an £800,000 house. [email protected]day
HAPPY Bee Gee Robin & Dwina, 2009