Robin Gibb Dead at 62

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Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the Bee Gees and their now-iconic 1970s sound, has died. The singer succumbed to cancer at 62.

Gibb "passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," said a statement, which was attributed to Robin's family.

He died in England at 10:47 a.m., according to his family.

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Diagnosed with colon and liver cancer, Gibb had been in a coma as he battled pneumonia earlier this spring, representative Doug Wright said.

Doctors believe that Gibb had a secondary tumor, for which he had emergency surgery in 2010 for a blocked bowel and then had more surgery.

The only surviving member of the three Bee Gees is brother Barry, 65. Robin's twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 from similar health problems.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says on its website of Gibb's band:

"In the 1970s, the Bee Gees dominated dance floors and airwaves. With their matching white suits, soaring high harmonies and polished, radio-friendly records, they remain one of the essential touchstones to that ultra-commercial era."

News of his death set off a torrent of reaction in social media. Musician Bryan Adams, for instance, lamented "another great singer dying too young."

"The Bee Gees were/are the gold standard when it comes to pop/r&b melody, harmony and vocal arrangement. Massive loss," wrote Claude Kelly.

Fellow British band Duran Duran and current pop sensation Bruno Mars were among many who posted their condolences to Gibb's brothers.

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it's sad to see another legend pass away. i'm a big fan of the bee gees. my wife and i attented many disco club in nyc and they played the bee gees songs all the time. it was wonderful and we had a great time each time we heard their music. the gibb brothers dominated the 70's and 80's dance floor. without their music, travolta would not have existed and others. the trembling voice of robin and his brothers will be missed for a along time. thanks for all the wonderful music you guys lefts us. GOD be with you and your family. PEACE everyone...

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There will be sweet music in Heaven now that Robin is there.

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Another great one is gone. This is just so sad. The Bee Gees defined Disco and were a part of so many lives and lasting memories. My condolences to his family and grieving friends. He is not suffering now. May he rest in peace. Too many music greats are leaving us too soon. First Whitney Houston, then Donna Summer, and now Robin Gibb. Thanks for your music,your iconic voice will live on!

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I REMEMBER WHEN ANDY DIED SO SONG AND SO SAD GONE TOO SOON. AND WHEN MAURICE DIED I WAS IN SHOCK. AND NOW ROBIN, ITS VERY SAD THAT AN ERA HAS ENDED I REMEMBER THEM BEFORE SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AND AFTER. AND I HAD THE HONOR TO SEE THEM IN CONCERT ONCE IN BUFFALO. ROBIN VOICE WILL BE MISSED MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE GIBBS FAMILY

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ALMOST AN END OF AN ERA. REST IN PEACE !

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I am very saddened by the death of Robin Gibb. As far as I'm concerned, the music industry (and all of us music fans) has lost 3 music legends this year...first Whitney Houston, then Donna Summer and now Robin Gibb. Donna Summer, The Bee Gees and Whitney Houston each left us with beautiful and timeless music to remember and cherish. UNLIKE some of the AWFUL-ASS JUNK that the music industry comes out with nowadays!!!!! Donna, Robin and Whitney will all be missed. MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE!!!!! Amen.

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Another voice of an era gone. So sad to hear this news.

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vry sad..:(

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he Bee Gees had an enormous career, outside of SNF. We're losing too many folks lately. RIP, Robin. Robin Gibb Died after Colorectal Cancer, Family Statment and Gibb 1949-2012 Photos http://ow.ly/b2bls

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I pray and hope he iz now at the right hand side of GOD may his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen