Both blessed and cursed as "the baby Bee Gee," Andy Gibb scored minor success as an Australian act before achieving global superstardom with 1977's Flowing Rivers, which included the No. 1 hits, "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" and "(Love is) Thicker Than Water." One of the biggest teen heartthrobs of the late-1970s, Gibb followed up with 1978's Shadow Dancing, whose title track also went to No 1. Nominated for two Grammys, Gibb earned additional Top Ten hits with "An Everlasting Love" and "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away." By the dawn of the new decade, the disappointing After Dark (1980) and Gibb's increasing cocaine addiction ended his chart dominance, and he began a downward spiral that destroyed his much publicized romance with actress Victoria Principal as well as his co-hosting job on "Solid Gold" (syndicated, 1980-88). Although he began touring again after a stint in the Betty Ford Clinic and landed a European record contract, he died five days after his 30th birthday on March 10, 1988 of myocarditis, caused by a recent viral infection and longtime drug-related damage. Immensely charismatic but never quite able to escape the huge professional shadow cast by his famous brothers, Gibb radiated a vulnerable charm that made his young death that more tragic. Although his chart reign proved all too brief, Andy Gibb achieved pop cultural immortality not just in the hearts of a certain generation who grew up idolizing him, but with a string of gorgeously evergreen singles.