Robin Gibb, Co-Founder of Bee Gees, Dead at Age 62 After Battle with Cancer … Rest in Peace

 

More sad news in the world of music.

(Robin Gibb: 1949 – 2012, Rest in Peace)

Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer. Robin, along with Barry and Maurice who died in 2003, made up the unmistakeable sound of the Bee Gees the ruled the Disco era.  As reported at CNN,  the Bee Gee’s were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. The Bee Gees sold more than 200 million albums, and their soundtrack album to “Saturday Night Fever” was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” claimed that distinction in the 1980s. Robin Gibb is survived by his wife, Dwina; his daughter, Melissa, and sons Spencer and Robin-John. Rest in Peace.

Tragedy

“The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery,” reads the statement. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”

Two years ago, Gibb battled colon and liver cancer, but despite making what he called a “spectacular recovery,” a secondary tumor recently developed, complicated by a case of pneumonia in April. The singer was hospitalized last month and fell into a coma at one point, although he was later said to have regained consciousness and communicated with family members.

How Deep is Your Love

Sadly, three of the four Gibb brothers have now passed away and are singing their melodic hits in Heaven. Robin’s twin brother Maurice died in 2003 of complications from a twisted intestine. Andy Gibb, who had a solo career and was never a part of the Bee Gees, died at 30 from a heart infection in 1988.

Too Much Heaven

Posted May 20, 2012 by
Deceased, Music | 7 comments


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    7 Responses to “Robin Gibb, Co-Founder of Bee Gees, Dead at Age 62 After Battle with Cancer … Rest in Peace”

    1. Carpe on May 21st, 2012 12:50 am

      Robin was weird – but so damn talented, I don’t care about his eccentricities. Rock on, brotha! I am so happy you are finally at peace along with your twin, whom I know meant a lot to you, Maurice.

      Thanks for your time.

      Good music never dies.

    2. NGBoston on May 21st, 2012 10:47 am

      RIP to one of the most talented performers of all time.

      No one, repeat no one Artist or Musical Group will ever replace the Bee Gees in their heydey. They had a unique sound all their own.

      Sad day in Music. And Carpe is so right, truly good music never really dies. It only gets better in time and makes the public appreciate what a gift we were able to enjoy thanks to their talent.

      There is only one Gibb brother left or two now, just Robin?

    3. NGBoston on May 21st, 2012 10:48 am

      I meant just Barry…duh. I get their names mixed up but I believe of the original group just one is left.

      Help me out here, folks….

    4. Michelle on May 22nd, 2012 4:19 pm

      NGBoston

      Yes…You are correct, only one remaining Gibb brother. (Barry)

      RIP Robin…you will be missed. I enjoyed their music.

    5. NGBoston on May 22nd, 2012 8:44 pm

      Thanks, Michelle. I really love the song Massachusetts. ha ha but no seriously, they had some of the most memorable songs in the 70′s and 80′s.

      I especially love the tone of their voices and harmonizing. So unique. Great songwriters…..

    6. Carpe on May 23rd, 2012 5:06 pm

      It always blew my mind how that tiny Mickey Mouse falsetto came from Barry. Such a beautiful voice, but I wouldn’t ever believe it emanated from a body the size of his – unless I saw it with my own eyes.

      Barry put together a You Tube vid in memoriam to Robin. Robin’s family nickname was “Bodding” … and that’s the name he gave the video.

      He did a great job. He must have loved his brother very much.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf7HbY_lafk

    7. NGBoston on May 25th, 2012 5:07 am

      Thanks, Carpe.

      That was nice. Legit, I am bummed. My Husband has a BEE GEES greatest hits CD in his car, and while the Teens don’t like it when he plays it—after a few songs, they kind of just sit there and say, hey- they made some good Music.

      When a Teenager loves a ballad from the BEE GEES….you gotta’ know that just is an example of how great they were.

      Thanks for sharing that link, good stuff.

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