MUSIC — May 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Robin Gibb Dies


Robin Gibb, the singer who notched up a string of worldwide hits as part of the Bee Gees, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

On 4 March it was announced that Gibb was in remission from cancer On 28 March, Gibb’s publicist announced that he had been hospitalised for intestinal surgery and was recovering and cancelled scheduled appearances

On 14 April, it was reported that Gibb was “fighting for his life” after contracting pneumonia and was in a coma in a Chelsea hospital. Gibb’s three oldest children, his wife Dwina, his brother Barry and his mother were at his bedside.On 20 April, it was reported that Gibb was out of his coma and was making remarkable progress, according to his family. On 22 April, however, it was reported that he had advanced colorectal cancer.He died in London on 20 May 2012 at the age of 62.

Music historian Paul Gambaccini described Gibb as “one of the major figures in the history of British music” and “one of the best white soul voices ever”, while he noted that the Bee Gees were “second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music”. Gibb’s death left his brother Barry as the only surviving original member of the Bee Gees.

  • Sadiq

    Very sad

  • Saleem

    He was very good .beegess was my favoirite band 

  • Hayat

    hELLO..i never liked Bee Gees but i’m sorry to hear about Robin Gibb 

  • Arnita Freeman

    now your robin and the fans robin gibb  has been lad to rest. I still feel sad. robin gibbs was a great man he did so much for other people  and his brothers .the bee gees was and forever will be  the greats band in history.robin  gibb may you  rest in pece  my love I will always lovr you and the bee gees. And barry my heart goes out to you sweet heart.I no what you must be going thew; I have been there my self.And I no what it is like to lose A love one of the family. Myprarys are with you and the rest of the gibb family. barry I wood like to say this  to you . I no you would like to have all 3 of your brothers with you .God had a nother plan for your brother .and always remerber god has a way of showing people that he is god.I no in my heart that you and the rest of your family willl be ok. give it  some time and god will mend your broken heart. just open your heart  and let him come in mother past away last  summer from  lung cancer .my brother pasted away from lung cancer and my father as well. so I no how it feel . but  love and trust god and he will see you thew. I love you barry with all my heart .I have been a bee gees fan sent I was 6 years old today I;m 47 years old. and I love you all more today than yesterday……so barry my love   keep the fath  and stay strong robin will always  be by your side .And Maurice and Andy .I will keep you  and your family in my prays I love you barry gibb. from a  very sad fan arnita freeman. from chicago ill..