Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb dies

The singer has tragically lost his long battle with cancer

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
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The singer has tragically lost his long battle with cancer

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 following a long battle with cancer. Tributes from family and fellow musicians have been flooding in for the father-of-three, who died yesterday after suffering from colon and liver cancer.

'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,' family spokesman Doug Wright said.

In February the frail musician said he was making a 'spectacular' recovery and was feeling 'fantastic', but last month Gibb fell into a 12-day coma after contracting pneumonia.

The British born musician and his brothers, Barry and Maurice, achieved phenomenal success in their band the Bee Gees, selling over 200 million albums worldwide over the last five decades.

A statement from Sony Music on Twitter said: 'Rest in peace, Robin Gibb. Thanks for the music.'

While Bryan Adams tweeted: ‘Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.’

Robin's twin brother and band partner Maurice died in 2003 aged 53 following complications from a twisted intestine, while his younger brother Andy died in 1988 from heart failure aged 30.

Our thoughts are with Robin Gibb's family.