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I won’t believe I’m the only one amazed that we’ve lost Disco Queen Donna Summer and Master Musician Robin Gibb both within a week of each other. Saturday Night Fever is still one of favorite feel-good movies with the super-killer Bee Gees soundtrack. Took a while before I learned there was more to the Gibbs brothers than just that record-breaking score. Of the brothers, only Barry is now left so lots of love and respect to him. Their family really did give music their lives.
This abbreviated bio of Robin Gibbs is from Biography com and cited at the bottom.
Born on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, to Barbara and Hugh Gibb, singer Robin Gibb moved to Australia in 1958 with his family. He performed with his older brother Barry and twin brother Maurice as the Bee Gees, scoring some hits in Australia before moving to England in 1967. By the late 1970s, the Bee Gees became one of the top pop acts in the world, riding the disco craze. Gibb has pursued a solo career over the years, but never gained the same level of success as the Bee Gees. He died on May 20, 2012, in London, England, following a long battle with cancer.
In 2010, Gibb began to struggle with severe abdominal pain, similar to what Maurice had experienced before his death in 2003. In August of 2010, Gibb underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. The following year, he was hospitalized three times. He was later diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Gibb claimed to have beaten his illness, telling the press in February of 2012 that he had undergone chemotherapy and achieved "spectacular" results. But by late March, the singer was back in the hospital for intestinal surgery. Gibb had to cancel a number of appearances, but still hoped to make the April 10, 2012 premiere of Titanic Requiem in London.
Sadly, Gibb could not make it the concert because he came down with pneumonia. He slipped into a coma a few days later. At a London hospital, Gibb was surrounded by family, including his second wife Dwina and their son RJ. His two children from his first marriage, Spencer and Melissa, were also present. Gibb regained consciousness in late April. "It is a testament to Robin's extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now," one of his doctors told the press in April 2012.
Despite his determination, Gibb was not able to overcome his illness. He died in London on May 20, 2012, at the age of 62, after a long battle with cancer. Gibb will be remembered for his soulful voice, contributions to popular music and work on behalf of songwriters everywhere.
From: Robin Hugh Gibb. (2012). Biography.com. Retrieved 07:59, May 21, 2012 from http://www.biography.com/people/robin-gibb-20728001