BeeGee Robin Gibb Loses Battle to Cancer at Age 62



Bee Gees singer and songwriter Robin Gibb passed away on Sunday (May 20th) at the age of 62. Barry Gibb, along with Robin and his fraternal twin brother Maurice Gibb -- who passed away in 2003 -- formed the Bee Gees in 1958.

A statement from Gibb's spokesperson read: "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."


The singer had been diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago but in February of this year, told reporters he had made a "spectacular recovery," and that his cancer was nearly gone. Gibb had intestinal surgery in March after a secondary tumor developed and was again hospitalized in April for pneumonia. He fell into a coma but regained consciousness 12 days later.


He is survived by his brother, Barry; mother, Barbara; second wife, Dwina, and their son, Robin-John; two children from his marriage to Molly Hullis, Spencer and Melissa; and another daughter, Snow Robin, from another relationship.


Gibb last performed on stage in February for a charity concert at the London Palladium.


Barry, 65, is the only living member of the Bee Gees. Maurice died in January of 2003 after undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in Florida.


Last year it was announced that Stephen Spielberg and DreamWorks had inked a deal with the "Brothers Gibb" to bring their story to the silver screen. Robin Gibb cryptically spoke about the film at the time, telling Britain's The Daily Mail, "The movie is going to be done by some very important people. It will be our life story. Barry (Gibb) and I will be involved in the technical side. I'd like our original recordings to be used because it's very hard to emulate them." There's still been no title, writer, director, or production start date announced for the biopic.