We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Andy Gibb, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the singer and former teen heartthrob that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Was Dropped From RSO for Drug Addiction. Gibb’s last album with RSO was aptly titled Andy Gibb’s Greatest Hits, and it was released in 1980. He was dropped from RSO by the label’s founder, Robert Stigwood, because of his addiction to cocaine and ensuing behavioral issues.
Number Seven: He Co-Hosted a Television Show. From 1980 to 1982, Gibb co-hosted a television music show called Solid Gold. He also performed in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Broadway. He was eventually fired from both projects because of his cocaine binges.
Number Six: He Ended a Relationship Because He Loved Drugs Too Much. Gibb’s relationship with Victoria Principal ended when she gave him an ultimatum – he had to choose between her and his drugs. Before they split, they recorded a duet of “All I Have to Do Is Dream” by the Everly Brothers.
Number Five: His Last Song Was “Arrow Through the Heart.” Gibb’s last song he recorded before he died was called “Arrow Through the Heart,” and it was featured on an episode of Behind the Music on VH1.
Number Four: He Did Not Die of an Overdose. It’s no secret that Gibb had a major drug problem, but he did not actually die of a drug overdose. In reality, he died from myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart. He got myocarditis from a viral infection, and the inflammation was made worse by his cocaine abuse.
Number Three: He Was Charitable. Gibb supported several causes and charities, including the American Heart Association, the Diabetes Research Institute, and the American Cancer Society.
Number Two: He Died Five Days After His 30th Birthday. Gibb died at an unfortunately young age. He had turned 30 just five days before he died.
Number One: His Tombstone Reads “An Everlasting Love.” Gibb was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which is located in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. The words on his tombstone are an homage to one of his biggest hits – “An Everlasting Love.”