WRITE FEVER

Bee Gee’s widow to pen his bi­og­ra­phy ..but won’t in­clude house­keeper af­fair

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY ALEXIS PARR

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

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HAPPY Bee Gee Robin & Dwina, 2009

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