Robin Gibb dead: Bee Gees singer passes away at the age of 62

By on May 21, 2012 in Entertainment, Music Comments

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the age of 62, a month after he woke up from a coma, has showed signs of recovery and was able to communicate with his family.



Bee Gees in 2001, (From left to right) Barry
Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb

Image Credit: Randee St. Nicholas

According to RollingStone.com that day, Robin Gibb passed away after a long battle with cancer and was hospitalized recently for pneumonia and underwent surgery last year to remove a growth from his colon.

“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.” A statement of the family spokesman was quoted on the report.

“The family has asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.” The spokesman added, with Robin and his twin brother Maurice, who passed away in 2003, and elder brother Barry, now 65, have reportedly sold more than 200 million records via their music group Bee Gees.

Robin Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 in the Isle of Man to English parents, with the family later moving to Manchester before settling in Brisbane, Australia. He is also the elder brother of Andy Gibb, who was once a teen idol and a very popular singer before he died in 1988.

As a music group, Bee Gees is being considered as one of the biggest-selling acts of all time, and had 15 top 10 records in the US, including six consecutive No. 1 singles in the late ’70s, and won six Grammy Awards; and helped turn disco music into a worldwide phenomenon as well.

Among the notable songs from the Bee Gees include the soundtrack of the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever” such as ‘Stayin’ Alive‘, ‘Night Fever‘, ‘More Than a Woman‘, and ‘How Deep Is Your Love‘ that would be the turning point of their career.



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