This is sad. We earlier announced the passing of Bee Gees' member Maurice Gibbs, here, and here's an update. According to autopsy results released this Thusday, Gibb of the Bee Gees passed away due to the fact that his bowel and small intestine had become so twisted they restricted his blood flow.
Dr. Bruce Hyma, the Miami-Dade County medical examiner, said Gibb died because a condition called ischemic enteropathy restricted the flow of blood to his bowel.
The autopsy, which was performed Tuesday, did not give the immediate cause of the twisting, but it said the singer was born with a malformed intestine that experts said can lead to life-threatening kinks.
According to the inerim chief of gastroenterology at the University of Miami medical school, Dr. Jeffrey Raskin, this is a very uncommon situation.
"People (with his condition) can live to middle age with no symptoms. They can have minor problems off and on. Or, they can present on the first time with a catastrophic event, as it seems in this case," said Raskin, who was not involved in Gibb's treatment.
"It can lead to a cardiovascular collapse and possibly could have contributed to the cardiac arrest," he said.
I feel very bad for the whole Gibb family, and yet again, we the curlio.com staff send our condolences to their family. What I wonder is why didn't the doctors do some x-rays to figure out what was wrong?