Last week The Sun reported that the estate of Bee Gee singer/songwriter Robin Gibb is a tangled mess worth £93million, or a whopping $149 million USD. Gibb, who died at the age of 62 due to complications from colorectal cancer back on May 20, 2012, was married to his second wife, Dwina Murphy Gibb, at the time of his death, but had fathered a daughter named Snow with his "housekeeper," Claire Yang, in November 2008. Gibb also had two children from his first marriage, Spencer and Melissa, and one with Dwina, Robin-John (RJ for short).
The estate consists of multiple homes, including a $24 million mansion located in Oxfordshire, England; a Miami home which was estimated to be worth $4.1 million but, according to Zillow.com, was just sold on October 3, 2012, for only $3 million; and a $12.8 million USD mews house located in the South Kensington area of London.
Apparently housekeeper Claire Yang received an $8 million settlement prior to Gibb's death along with a $1.3 million home located in Oxfordshire, England, and so she is not expected to receive anything from the estate, which will be left to Dwina, Spencer, Melissa and RJ. However, a family friend estimates that it could take at least 5 years to settle the estate due to Gibb's extensive business and other assets located in several different countries.
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