View Full Version : RIP Robin Gibb

05-20-2012, 10:04 PM
A statement 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."

Robin follows Maurice (a fellow Bee Gee) and Andy (a solo artist) in death, leaving eldest brother Barry as the sole survivor among the legendary Brothers Gibb. The Bee Gees had officially retired as a group in 2003, following Maurice's passing, although Barry announced in 2009 that there were tentative plans to revive the act as a duo -- a potential reunion that never came to be after Robin fell seriously ill in 2010.
Some of Robin's health problems seemed to echo the maladies suffered earlier by Maurice -- who was his twin. The cause of Maurice's death nine years ago was attributed to a twisted intestine. Robin first underwent emergency gastro-intestinal surgery in August 2010. In January of this year, he revealed that he'd been diagnosed with colon cancer, which had spread to the liver -- noting that "the strange thing is, I've never felt seriously ill." But he had further intestinal surgery in late March. And the combination of chemotherapy and repeated operations had contributed to all-around depletion, his doctors acknowledged.






05-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Dead of cancer at 62. Outlived his twin Maurice who died at 54 in 2003 and of course the tragic Andy who died much longer ago and even much younger. Hard to believe there's only 1 Gibb brother left. Rest In Peace Robin and thank you for all the seminal music you and your brothers have produced.




05-21-2012, 10:59 AM
A lot of celebrity singers are kicking the bucket this year, at relatively young ages.
RIP Gibb.

05-21-2012, 12:55 PM

05-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Never rated them as a group, but RIP..............

05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
LOL @ thread title.