“The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness
that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and
intestinal surgery. The family have asked that
their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Gibb was initially diagnosed two years ago with liver and colon cancer, but had made a recovery until very recently, when more tumors were discovered and Gibb also suffered from a bout of pneumonia.
Robin was born Dec. 22, 1949 in Manchester, England and was the twin brother of Maurice, also of the Bee Gees. It was with their older brother Barry that the trio formed the famed musical group that went on to release nine No. 1 singles in the U.S. and win nine Grammy awards, including some later-awarded Lifetime Achievement, Legend and Hall of Fame Grammys.
The group also became known as songwriters, penning numbers for artists like Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick, not to mention that their songs have been covered by hundreds of artists.
Maurice passed away in 2003 and now Robin in 2012, but the Brothers Gibb have left an incredible musical legacy.