Last month, he miraculously came back from the brink, coming out of a coma. But, sadly, Robin Gibb, who along with his brothers Maurice and Barry made up the Bee Gees, has died at age 62.
His spokesperson confirmed Gibbs death citing his “long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery” and released the following statement: “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.”
Maurice, Robin’s fraternal twin, died at age 53 of complications due to a twisted intestine. Andy Gibb, the musical family’s youngest brother and solo artist, died of heart failure in 1988 at age 30. They are all survived by their eldest brother Barry.
Of all the brothers, Robin was probably the least likely to step forward and claim the spotlight. But his plaintive voice could hit heartbreaking notes of emotion and honesty, like in the Robin-led hit “I Started a Joke.”
And we post this song as a tribute to him….