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.