Robin Gibb dead at 62

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 62. Gibb, who was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer in 2011, passed away in England Sunday morning according to a post on his official Twitter feed. He is survived by his wife and children, as well as his brother, Barry, who at 65 is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees. In recent years, Robin suffered a slew of medical setbacks. In 2010 he had emergency surgery for a blocked bowel and later was rushed to the hospital with a twisted bowel, the same illness that killed his twin brother Maurice in 2003. Robin then slipped into a coma in April after coming down with pneumonia. The Bee Gees are one of the most successful bands from the disco era, skyrocketing to success in 1977 with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack that featured hits such as “Stayin Alive” and “You Should be Dancing.” The loss comes just days after the passing of another 70’s great, disco queen Donna Summer. ~Kyle Sharp

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  1. Germain • May 22, 2012 @ 1:25 PM

    RIP, love the Bee Gees, true musical genuises.

  2. anonymous2 • May 22, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    Also survived by a daughter he had with his housekeeper.

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