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Bee-Gees’ Robin Gibbs Dead At 62 After Battle With Cancer

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Just days after disco star Donna Summer passed away, Robin Gibb, one of the founders of the Bee Gees, has died at 62 following a battle with colon and liver cancer.

Gibbs announced his doctors found a growth in his colon in January but was reportedly responding well to treatment. Last month he contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma, though Gibbs did wake up and seem to recover.

“I sometimes wonder if all the tragedies my family has suffered, like Andy and Maurice dying so young and everything that’s happened to me recently, is kind of a karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we’ve had,” Gibb told The Sun in March.

To date, the Bee Gees have sold more than 200 million albums, featuring longlasting hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever.” Their 1979 soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever standing as the top-selling album of all time until it was toppled by Thriller.

Brother Andy, who had a solo career, died at age 30 in 1988. Robin’s twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003.

Photo: RobinReigns

By:           Dan Avery
On:           May 20, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • MikeUK
      MikeUK

      R.I.P. thanks for the music.

      May 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel
      Daniel

      His name is Gibb not Gibbs…

      May 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      Thank you, Mr. Gibb. <3 May you find peace.

      May 21, 2012 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      Sigh – they still haven’t fixed the wrong spelling of his name. Why not just spit on his grave?

      RIP good sir, I will still do Night Fever whenever I karaoke and if I am sober enough, I will dedicate it to your memory.

      May 22, 2012 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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