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DIED. MAURICE GIBB, 53, bass player and keyboardist in the sibling disco trio the Bee Gees, from cardiac arrest following intestinal surgery; in Miami Beach, Florida. The hat-loving Gibb (pictured in the middle) was the least flamboyant of the brothers, whose string of 1960s hits was followed by the chart-busting 1977 soundtrack for the film Saturday Night Fever, which made them the most commercially successful trio in pop history. Believing Maurice died "unnecessarily," his brothers vowed to investigate his death. Although three-part harmony is integral to the Bee Gees' sound, the brothers plan to continue as a...

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