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The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dies at Age 62

Another powerhouse of the disco era has passed.

Robin Gibb, one-third of the mega disco group the Bee Gees, died at age 62.  Along with his brothers, Maurice and Barry, Robin was part of one of the highest selling pop groups of all time—selling over 200 million records.  Few music fans are unfamiliar with the Bee Gees iconic disco hits, “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever”.  Their album “Saturday Night Fever” was the top selling album of all time until it was bumped from the top by Michael Jackson’s mega hit album, “Thriller,” in the early 1980s.  Robin was more than just a performer, he also co-wrote songs for the Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Kenny Rogers.

The Gibb family has a long history of tragedy.  Robin’s mother, Barbara Gibb (91), has now lost three of her famous and talented sons.  Andy died in the late 1980s when a viral infection caused fatal inflammation in his heart muscle.  Maurice, Robin’s twin brother, died in 2003 due to an unusual intestinal condition that resulted in a twisted intestine.  Robin’s death due to cancer and complications of a twisted intestine was a continuation of the tragic theme.

Indications were that Robin’s health was improving after a long battle with cancer.  Robin was working on a classical concert entitled “The Titanic Requiem”, with the help of his son Robin-John, when he died.  He is survived by his wife, Dwina, and his three children.  He divided his time between the Isle of Man,Florida, and the United Kingdom.  He likely left behind a substantial estate spanning the globe.

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