Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood dies at 81

LONDON — Impresario Robert Stigwood, who managed the Bee Gees and produced 1970s blockbusters "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever," has died.

See Full Article

He was 81.

Stigwood's office said he died Monday. The cause of death was not immediately available.

Born in Adelaide, Australia in 1934, Stigwood moved to Britain in his 20s and managed Eric Clapton and Cream before signing brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, collectively known as the Bee Gees.

He later moved into movies, producing films of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" and The Who's rock opera "Tommy" as well as disco drama "Saturday Night Fever" — set to a Bee Gees soundtrack — and nostalgic musical "Grease."

Lloyd Webber paid tribute to Stigwood on Twitter, calling him a "great showman who taught me so much."

Robert Stigwood with ALW & Hal Prince at @OfficialEvita's opening night at @AdelaideFesCentre in 1980. #TeamALW. pic.twitter.com/0rkaITdSMF

— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) January 4, 2016


Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Handmaid's Tale Canadian actress Amanda Brugel becomes series regular

    Entertainment CBC News
    Amanda Brugel, the lone Canadian cast member in Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season. A representative for Brugel confirmed the news to The Canadian Press on Thursday. Source
  • Justin Theroux could have be wife's co-star - but he slept through 'Friends' audition

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Jennifer Aniston’s husband Justin Theroux was almost her Friends co-star, but he slept through his audition. The actor insists he has no regrets about missing out on a role on the hit sitcom - because he wouldn’t have been able to handle the level of fame his wife and her castmates had to endure. Source
  • 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' review: Bloody buddy flick is par for the course

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    At once reassuringly familiar - even starchy - and yet oddly unsatisfying, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is meat-and-potatoes moviemaking at its most fungible. Co-starring Ryan Reynolds as Michael Bryce, a disgraced security expert seeking redemption, and Samuel L. Source
  • Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

    Entertainment CTV News
    Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated to a US charity that supports victims of sexual assault after winning a groping lawsuit against a former radio DJ, the organization confirmed Thursday. Joyful Heart Foundation, a national organization working to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, declined to disclose the amount of the donation. Source
  • Justin Theroux could have be wife's co-star - but he slept through 'Friends' auction

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Jennifer Aniston’s husband Justin Theroux was almost her Friends co-star, but he slept through his audition. The actor insists he has no regrets about missing out on a role on the hit sitcom - because he wouldn’t have been able to handle the level of fame his wife and her castmates had to endure. Source
  • 'Disposable Red Woman' art lays corpse in Calgary streets to depict 'brutal reality' facing Indigenous women

    Entertainment CBC News
    A bloodied sheet shrouds what looks to be a dead body, laid atop an Indigenous blanket in the middle of a busy downtown Calgary avenue. It's a graphic piece, evoking emotions that range from shock and discomfort to indifference from pedestrians as they pass by. Source
  • Steven Soderbergh unretires for 'Logan Lucky' [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK - “Populist Pictures” reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh’s Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It’s a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building. But he means it. Source
  • HBO shuts down social media breach, on the heels of Games of Thrones episode leaks

    Entertainment CBC News
    HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO's Twitter accounts, including ones for Game of Thrones and John Oliver's show. Source
  • Shania Twain announces extensive Now tour for 2018

    Entertainment CBC News
    Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain previously said she was done with touring, but has unveiled plans for a North American road show in 2018. She announced the tour and performed the song Swinging with My Eyes Closed from her upcoming new album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. Source
  • Shania Twain announces new tour with several Canadian stops

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    TORONTO — Shania Twain has announced plans for a 2018 tour. The Canadian country-pop superstar will first stop in Tacoma, Wash., on May 3 and will perform through the rest of the summer. The tour ends Aug. Source