After a two-year-long battle with colon and liver cancer, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees died today at the age of 62. Robin had been in and out of the hospital in a couple of years, but things were sort of looking up recently when he recovered after coming out of a coma brought on by pneumonia. But a spokesperson for the Gibbs family said today that Robin’s now hip shimmying with his twin brother Maurice in heaven and tickling the ears of the angels with his high-pitched velvet voice.
“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.”
Barry Gibb is now the only living member of the Bee Gees.
This is seriously the week the disco ball stopped spinning for good. First Donna Summer and now Barry Gibb. Let’s all form a prayer circle around Giorgio Moroder and Alicia Bridges.
Rest in peace, Robin Gibb. Thank you for this (I’m talking about the music AND the glamour):
via ABC News