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.
“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.
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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.
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