Bee-Gees singer Robin Gibb has died following a battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.
Gibb 62 was fighting colon and liver cancer and was recently hospitalised with pneumonia. In a statement, Gibbs’s family said they were announcing his death with “great sadness”. Gibb had surgery on his bowel 18 months ago for an unrelated condition and, subsequently, of the
liver. Gibb’s son, Robin-John, 29 had been due to premiere a collaborative classical work, The Titanic Requiem, with his father in April, but the event went ahead without Gibb due to his poor health.
The Bee Gees’ song catalogue, which includes Massachuseetts, I’ve gotta get a message to you, Lonely days, How can you mend a broken heart, How deep Is your love and Stayin’ Alive, led to their induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of fame.
Gibb’s twin brother Maurice died of a heart attack in 2003 following intestinal surgery. Gibb’s younger brother Andy,died in 1988 from heart failure at 30.
Rest in Peace, Robin Gibb. Thanks for the music.