Barry Gibb is hoping for a dramatic life exit.
Now the only surviving member of the Bee Gees, the 67-year-old hasn’t lost his sense of humour.
He hopes that, when his time comes, it’s “f**king quick. A heart attack onstage would be ideal,” he said, jokingly. “Right in the middle of 'Stayin' Alive.'”
The musician - who now performs as a solo artist - thinks about a death a lot. All three of his brothers are deceased - Andy Gibb died in 1988, aged 30, from inflammation of the heart, after years of drug abuse. Maurice Gibb died in 2003, age 53, from a heart attack and Robin Gibb died in 2012, following a battle with colorectal cancer, age 62.
“But I don't have any fear of it,” he says of death, “like I might've if I'd never lost a brother.”
He now has a “bucket list” of things to tick off before he dies, which includes seeing the inside of a nuclear submarine.
“I'm not sure why,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “You can still have little dreams.”
He remains dubious about the notion of an afterlife.
“When people say, 'Your brothers are looking down on you and smiling,' I don't know if that's true,” he said. “But maybe, if there's any truth to that stuff, one day I'll bump into my brothers again. And they'll say, 'What kept you?'”