(Daily Mail, October 3, 2004)

Posted by Alice Erkers, James & Kelly Reed)

Former waitress Yvonne Gibb is expected to become one Britain's richest women after a court hearing next week on her late husband Bee Gee Maurice Gibb's will. Twenty months after the star's death at 53, his will has been revealed in a Miami probate court, with his estate estimated at more than � million.

The Bees Gees singer piled up � million in copyrights and royalties from his musical compositions , the bulk of which is expected to go to Yvonne, 54, although his son Adam and daughter Samantha will also benefit. It has not yet been revealed how the remaining �million was earned. The � million does not include properties. Yvonne has also inherited a �million home on an exclusive Florida island, British mansion that was put on the market last year for �million, and homes in Spain and the Bahamas.

The couple met in 1974 when Yvonne was working as a waitress at a club in Manchester, and she helped the Bee Gee escape the clutches of alcoholism. Maurice was taken to a Miami hospital in January 2003 with stomach pains. Four days later he died from an internal blockage complicated by a heart attack.

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