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Robin Gibb, Of The Bee Gees Dies At Age 62

Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb

Yesterday One third of the legendary Pop/Disco group Bee Gee had passed away.  Robin Gibb died yesterday, May 20, 2012  after a long battle with cancer and recent pneumonia at the age of 62. Gibb was recently hospitalized for intestinal surgery. His problems first began when he was hospitalized last year for stomach and colon problems, which were later confirmed to be colon cancer that had spread to his liver. Gibb had recently announced that he was in remission. This is after he came out of a coma last month brought on by a battle with pneumonia,

His spokesperson released a statement that reads, “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. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.” Robin is survived by his wife Dwina, , brother Barry, 65, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29. Robin’s twin brother Maurice passed away in 2003 at age 53 also from intestinal problems.

As The Bee Gees Robin and his brothers Barry and Maurice had an incomparable string of Grammy Award winning Pop and Disco smash hits in the mid to late 1970s. Some of those iconic songs include “How Deep Is Your Love,” ” Night Fever,” “Stayin’ Alive” “Guilty.” “More Than A Woman”, and “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”  Those songs made them Pop music legends. The Soundtrack to the groundbreaking Pop film Saturday Night Fever was the best selling album in music history, until it was topped by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Robin Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three years later.  In 2000 the guys received  a Lifetime Achievement Award. They also would be awarded a  lLegend Award in 2003 , and a Hall Of Fame Award in 2004.  for “Saturday Night Fever.”

May you rest in peace Robin. You are without a doubt one of the music world’s most genuine talents who has changed it forever. You will always be remembered.

Bee Gees

“Stayin Alive”

From Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

RSO/Polydor/Reprise Records

Bee Gees

“How Deep Is Your Love”

From Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

RSO/Polydor/Reprise Records

Bee Gees

“Night Fever”

From Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

RSO/Polydor/Reprise Records

Bee Gees

“More Than A Woman”

From Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

RSO/Polydor/Reprise Records

Bee Gees

“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”

(1971)

Polydor

Bee Gees

“I Can’t See Nobody”

(Live)

Bee Gees

“Jive Talkin'”

RSO/Polydor

*N Sync

“Bee Gees Tribute”

2003 Grammy Awards

CBS