Robin Gibb, co-founder of one of the most influential bands in the music scene, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
The Bee Gees star had a long fight with colorectal cancer. His twin brother, Maurice, predeceased him in 2003. The only remaining member of the trio is Barry Gibb, who reportedly sang to him when the British star feel into a coma last month after contracting pneumonia.
Gibb’s family released a statement confirming the tragic news: “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.”
Celebs took to Twitter to react to the sad news.
Bruno Mars: R.I.P. Robin Gibb
Duran Duran: Sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb of the BeeGees. Our condolences to his friends and family.
The Script: R.I.P. Robin Gibb. We met Robin+Barry in NY. Such a lovely guy. Prayers 2 his family, 2 many Legends being taken from us 2 early
Bryan Adams: Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.
Michelle Williams: RIP Robin Gibb!! #EmotionsTakingMeOver (I’m so glad DC3 got the chance to remake that song)
Lance Armstrong: RIP Robin Gibb. Continues to sadden me to see cancer take our loved ones. Gotta put a stop to it
Kris Jenner: Rest In Peace Robin Gibb… you brought us so much joy what an amazing talent!!
Tyson Ritter: This cowboy next to me just said he was an EMT and used the Beegees’ “staying alive” as a reference for his CPR rhythm. Disco saves lives?
Mario Lopez: R.I.P. Robin Gibb.. Big Bee Gees fan! Wrote so many great songs too.. Our Disco stars are off to perform in the big club upstairs!
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