Bee Gees' Robin Gibb passes away at the age of 62 after battle with cancer

By Gina DiFalco,

Bee Gees’ singer Robin Gibb has passed away at the age of 62.

Gibb's rep Doug Wright announced in a statement on behalf of Gibb’s family that he passed away "following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.”

According to The Associated Press, Gibb was part of the disco era group that consisted of brothers Barry, and twins Robin and Maurice. They also had a younger brother, Andy Gibb, who was a successful solo artist.

Andy was the first to pass away in 1988 at the age of 30 with an inflamed heart muscle and Maurice passed away in 2003 due to intestinal and cardiac issues.

The Sun reports that Gibb is survived by his two sons, Robin-John and Spencer, his daughter, Melissa, and his wife Dwina, all of which remained by his side while he was sick in a London hospital.

It was expected that Gibb had only a few days to live after slipping into a coma after suffering from pneumonia back in April. However, he quickly recovered.

Recently he had been communicating with his loved ones through a tracheotomy tube located in his neck. He had colon and liver cancer.

“Rest in peace, Robin Gibb. Thanks for the music,” Sony said on Twitter.

 
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