Robin Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, a statement on his official website confirmed. He was 62 years old.
“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.”
His death comes about one month after he stunned doctors by emerging from a coma they believed he might not survive.
Gibb and brothers, Barry and Maurice, soared to superstardom in the 1970s following the release of the movie “Saturday Night Fever.”
The only surviving member of the three Bee Gees is brother Barry, 65.
Robin’s twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 from a twisted bowel.
And younger brother Andy Gibb died at age 30 from a heart infection.
Known for their signature falsetto voices, the disco group sold more than 200 million albums to become one of the most successful British groups in the music industry.
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
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