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Old 04-22-2017, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default Celeb families in which the younger/youngest died first

Michael Jackson did not outlive his parents. He had several siblings much older than he except for two of them. Also he was the youngest member of his brothers' singing group to depart this world first.

Another example, actually a more prominent example, is The Bee Gees' family. The parents of the Brothers Gibb and of Andy Gibb saw their very youngest child, Andy Gibb, die first. (The father of the family died a few years after) but then, Maurice Gibb died next, he was twin to Robin Gibb, and then Robin Gibb died after that.
Barbara Gibb the mother the Gibb Brothers outlived all but her oldest performing son. There is a fifth Gibb sibling called Leslie Gibb who is the only sister of all the Gibb brothers and she reportedly used to perform with the Bee Gees early in their career but quit before the group became famous.
I guess, she and Barry Gibb are the only surviving members of the Gibb family not counting the children that any of them had.


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One that came to mind right away was the Von Erich wrestling family. Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) lost 5 of his 6 sons during his life.

His first child died in a freak accident at 6-years-old, Jack Adkisson, Jr. (1952-1959).

Then he lost David Von Erich (1958-1984), Mike Von Erich (1964-1987), Chris Von Erich (1969-1991), and Kerry Von Erich (1960-1993). Fritz then died on September 10, 1997.
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Christopher Sylvers, died in 1985 at age 19. Of the 10 family members he was the only one who didn't perform with the group.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sylvers#Members
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JFK Jr. comes to mind.
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Christopher Sylvers, died in 1985 at age 19. Of the 10 family members he was the only one who didn't perform with the group.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sylvers#Members


Interesting. I heard of The Sylvers long ago, in the 1970s. They seemed to be the "Next Jackson 5" after Michael grows too old and his voice cracks, or that is what the teen magazines of the time indicated. It did not happen though.
The Sylvers seem to have disappeared after a while.
I did not know one of them died. I heard that they were a large family and that there were more siblings than the ones who performed. I think there were two teenage females two teen males and a boy of about 13 who were the main ones I saw singing on TV.
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Another example, actually a more prominent example, is The Bee Gees' family. The parents of the Brothers Gibb and of Andy Gibb saw their very youngest child, Andy Gibb, die first. (The father of the family died a few years after) but then, Maurice Gibb died next, he was twin to Robin Gibb, and then Robin Gibb died after that.
Barbara Gibb the mother the Gibb Brothers outlived all but her oldest performing son. There is a fifth Gibb sibling called Leslie Gibb who is the only sister of all the Gibb brothers and she reportedly used to perform with the Bee Gees early in their career but quit before the group became famous.I guess, she and Barry Gibb are the only surviving members of the Gibb family not counting the children that any of them had.

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I didn't know mother Gibb saw the deaths of Maurice and Robin. So tough with Andy but 2 more sons. When did mother Gibb die or is she alive??
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I didn't know mother Gibb saw the deaths of Maurice and Robin. So tough with Andy but 2 more sons. When did mother Gibb die or is she alive??


Try the links below, but the indication is that at age 95 it must have been natural causes. I cannot yet find any information about what other reason for her death was

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/loca...e95799907.html

http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...bara-gibb-dead
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