Robin Gibb Of BeeGees Dies at 62
Robin Gibb, who with his brothers Robin and Maurice had a series of monster dance hits, died Sunday in London. He was 62.
Gibb had been suffering internal problems for several years. His brother Maurice, another member of the group, died in 2003 at age 53 because of intestinal problems.
A repsentative issued a statement: TThe 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," his rep said in a statement. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."
Only one brother, Barry, is left of the singing group that was at one point known as “the Australian Beatles.” The Gibb family, although natives of England. At the high point of their fame, the trio had six number-one consecutive singles in the late 1970s, and their soundtrack songs for “Saturday Night Fever” are dance classics. Before that, the trio specialized in fragile love songs like “I Started a Joke” and “Massachusetts.”
The brothers were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1970s, and Robin was active in recent years in guaranteeing composers’ rights to their songs.
He leaves his wife, Dwina, and their son, Robin-John.