Comment from former manager and friend Robert Stigwood:
"It is devastating sad news, the loss of Maurice.
He has been my friend for over 30 years and the joy of his friendship as person not only his music, is a terrible loss.
He was always bright, funny with a wonderful sense of humour.
My heart goes out to his family, Yvonne, Samantha and Adam, and of course, Barry and Robin and their mother Barbara.
The most important thing I can do at the moment is to give the family all my support."
Comment from manager Allen Kovac
"All of us at Kovac Media Group are deeply saddened by Maurice's passing", manager Allen Kovac said in a statement.
"Our thoughts are with Maurice's family and his many friends and fans who loved him.
He was a truly talented artist and a wonderful man full of wit and passion for life.
We know that our sorrow is shared by those he touched in the music industry and by millions of music fans across the world."
Kovac has asked that in place of flowers, donations be sent in Maurice's name to the Andy Gibb Memorial Foundation, c/o Dade Community Foundation, 200 South Biscayne Blvd. Suite 505, Miami, Florida 33131-2343, or to the charity of the sender's choice.