Robin Gibb Dies After Cancer Battle

Robin Gibb, one of the three members of the Bee Gees, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Robin Gibb, one of the three members of the Bee Gees, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

The disco group define the iconic sound behind the film “Saturday Night Fever” and much of the music of the 1970’s.

A statement issued by his family reads that Gibb “passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.” He died in England at 10:47 a.m. (5:47 a.m. ET), according to a post on his official Twitter feed.

Diagnosed with colon and liver cancer, Gibb had been in a coma as he battled pneumonia earlier this spring, but eventually awakened.

The only surviving member of the three Bee Gees is brother Barry, 65. Robin’s twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 from a twisted bowel.

 

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