The widow of Bee Gees legend MAURICE GIBB has inherited his $40 million (GBP24 million) fortune in its entirety.

YVONNE GIBB, 52, was named as the sole recipient of his wealth - which includes the royalties for all music composed alongside brothers BARRY and ROBIN, who are his trustees.

Maurice instructed the money to be used for Yvonne's "support, maintenance, comfort and general welfare" and that it should be passed to children SAMANTHA, 22 and ADAM, 27 and any grandchildren in the event of her death.

Gibb died after suffering a heart attack following complications in intestinal surgery last January. He was 53.

23/01/2004 02:08