Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb died on Sunday, May 20 after a long battle with colon and liver cancer, his family confirmed.
Gibb was born on 22 December 1949 in Manchester and founded British trio the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry in 1958. This was the beginning the group’s journey to worldwide fame through the production of chart topping pop, disco and soul hits for over fifty years.
In 1994 Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1997 into the Rock and Roll Hall of for his part in the Bee Gees. Having won many Grammy awards, the group’s biggest hits include “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever.”
In February 2012 the acclaimed singer and songwriter said “I don’t know how I could feel any better” after having recently undergone s, yet he went into a coma after suffering from pneumonia in April 2012.
An official statement 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.”
Robin had found s such as nutritional support and detoxification to be very helpful, after seven rounds of unsuccessful chemotherapy he had been receiving 24-hour care from Swiss naturopathic nutritionists from Switzerland at his home in Oxfordshire. Unfortunately he was not able to recover from pneumonia. Rest in peace Robin Gibb.
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