Robin Gibb (62) has died from cancer. His family issued 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.”
In 2010 Robin was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer, which means his cancer spread from his colon to his liver and started spreading further. In his final days he was in a coma from pneumonia that developed as a secondary illness probbably from a depressed immune system stemming from chemotherapy. His son, Robin-John, said:
“My dad has had a hard recovery from cancer. When you get rid of the cancer a lot of periphery problems can occur. This is so sad.”
Robin’s doctor, Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said in April when he briefly came out of his coma:
“Robin’s wife, Dwina and son, Robin-John, his son Spencer and daughter Melissa have been at his bedside every day, talking to him and playing his favorite music to him. They have been tireless in their determination never to give up on him.”
In 2003 Robin’s twin Maurice Gibb died at the age of 53 from a twisted intestine (volvulus).
If you weren’t old enough to have seen the cultural impact the Bee Gees music had, you can’t fully appreciate the loss of any of the three brothers who made up he group. The Bee Gees were as iconic as The Beetles, or the Rolling Stones, except the Bee Gees were famous for helping make disco popular. The last remainder member of the Bee Gees is Barry Gibb.
Below I have included a music video from Bee Gees song How Deep Is Your Love. It’s only one of their many incredible hit songs that will always live on.