Bee Gees star Robin Gibb dies

Agence France-Presse
Robin Gibb dies at 62 after a long battle with cancer

LONDON, United Kingdom – Robin Gibb, singer with the legendary British band the Bee Gees, died on Sunday, May 20, aged 62 after a lengthy battle against cancer, his family said.

In a statement, Gibb’s family said it was with “great sadness” that they announced the singer’s death.

Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb scaled the heights of the pop world in the 1970s with disco hits including “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive”, and “Night Fever”.

The band notched up record sales of more than 200 million since their first hits in the 1960s.

Gibb underwent bowel surgery 18 months ago for an unrelated condition but a tumor was found and he was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and the liver.

Back in February, Gibb said he had made a “spectacular” recovery from his treatment, sparking hopes that his cancer was in remission, but recently experienced a sharp deterioration.

The singer fell into a coma last month after contracting pneumonia, but had raised hopes of survival after making another recovery. – Agence France-Presse

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