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Robin Gibb

Dead at 62

5/20/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0520_robin_gibb_gettyRobin Gibb, one-third of the legendary group the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. 

His spokesperson released a statement that reads, "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 diagnosed two years ago with colon and liver cancer. He had been hospitalized several times in the last few years, most recently last month with pneumonia.

Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three years later.

The soundtrack album to "Saturday Night Fever" was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson's "Thriller" took the title.


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Sophie    

Rest in Peace. The Bee-Gees' songs will live on. Glad he came out of his coma so he could spend a little more time with his family before he passed. Thank you Robin, RIP.

698 days ago
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MP    

Robin Gibb and Donna Summers in one week?! It's just heartbreaking. These icons who are passing away will live on forever through their music.

698 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Donna Summer...Now Robin...Disco is truly dying. RIP

698 days ago
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CountryGal    

RIP Robin. This is so sad. I love the Bee Gees. The 3 brothers died way too young. Poor Barry!!

698 days ago
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StevenB    

I hope people explore the BeeGees catalog beyond the 1970's records. There is so, so much more to them. I have a greatest Hots album of theirs from the 1960...s - before anyone even tried a falsetto out and it is great. And I have discs from the 90's where the falsetto was only used sometimes, much, much better then SNF.

698 days ago
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choppy    

Love the Bee Gees. RIP Robin. You had a beautiful voice.

697 days ago
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D. UK    

RIP Robin. Now can someone please explain to me how is it that Keith Richards is still alive?

697 days ago
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Mary    

So sad, it's been a tough week, first Donna, not Robin. Disoc is the music I grew up with. RIP

697 days ago
69.

Char    

Robin Gibb - such a sweet soul. So sad he was taken from us too soon. My heart goes out to his family and his brother Barry. Robin left quite an impression on the world, all good.

697 days ago
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Carl    

Bad week for disco.

697 days ago
71.

Celeste Angelique    

AMI AU REVOIR

697 days ago
72.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Jack Nicholson warned him.

697 days ago
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happyday    

I am so revisiting memories of the skating rink this week with these unfortunate deaths. Shoot the Duck anyone? (Another One Bites the Dust) Couples skate? Reverse skate! Ha ha! Donna Summer and Robin Gibb--Thank you for the good times! Disco, baybe! :)

697 days ago
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London Vik    

Great Video to post TMZ!

697 days ago
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Miva    

Rest in peace, dear Robin-- he is survived by his wife Dwina http://fandaily.info/?p=7023

697 days ago
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