Bee Gee Robin Gibb Loses Cancer Battle
Music legend Robin Gibb has long his long battle against cancer. He was 62.
His family issued a statement saying ”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.”
Back in February, Gibb said he had made a “spectacular” recovery from his treatment, sparking hopes that his cancer was in remission, but recently experienced a sharp deterioration.
The singer fell into a coma last month after contracting pneumonia, but had raised hopes of survival after making another recovery.
DJ Paul Gambaccini called Gibb “talented beyond even his own understanding”.
“Everyone should be aware that the Bee Gees are second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music,” he said.
He, along with his brothers Barry and Maurice, was a genuinely powerful force in music and he will be much missed.
Source: The Australian