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Bee Gee leaves widow $2m

The late Bee Gees singer Maurice Gibb has left more than $2m (£1.2m) and copyright ownership of his music to his widow.

Gibb, who died following surgery on his intestines, also left wife Yvonne Gibb their six homes dotted around the world.

His will was drawn up 12 years ago and filed at the Miami-Dade County court, near to where he lived with his family.

He has left trust funds for his children Adam, 27, and Samantha, 22.

Lawyer Rose La Femina told the Miami Herald newspaper the will was in the process of being administered, although she did not reveal any other details.

Maurice and Yvonne were married for nearly 30 years and had homes in England, Miami Beach, Spain and the Bahamas, with most now up for sale.

Surviving Gibb brothers Barry and Robin have accused the Cedars Sinai hospital of not providing the right care for Maurice when he was admitted there in January.

'Anger'

Although legal action has been threatened, the pair have not yet issued a lawsuit.

But Robin Gibb recently told the Daily Mail that there was still a "tremendous amount of anger and the hospital is not off the hook".

He added that lawyers were still looking into it and that he and his brother believed Maurice's death was "preventable".

Maurice, who was 53, died on 12 January after being admitted to a Miami hospital for an operation on his intestines.

An autopsy showed he died from a congenital condition that caused his small intestine to twist, cutting off the blood supply. He had suffered a heart attack before the operation.

Copyright 2003 by BBC NEWS