Robin Gibb, singer and songwriter with the Bee Gees has died at the age of 62 after a long and brave battle with cancer.
His family made the announcement this morning with great sadness.
Robin along with his brothers Maurice and Barry have been rated amongst the greatest performers and songwriters since they first started out in 1958. Their career has spanned over 50 years and has gone from strength to strength from their early days in Australia before moving back to England to make their way in the world of music.
The Bee Gees have penned some of the biggest selling tunes of all time, not only for themselves but also silently for other artists such as Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers to name just a few.
Robin had fought colon cancer since its diagnosis in 2011 and went on to also suffer liver cancer. Several public appearances over the past 12 months had led to speculation that his health was far worse than he would ever let on. Close friends of the star have often commented on the strength he has shown over the past few years and how he was determined not to let his illness beat him.
It is a sad day as many tributes will be paid to one of the greatest songwriters of modern music who with his brothers wrote so many of the songs we all still love today and many more you didn’t even know they wrote! RIP Robin Gibb – forefather of the boy band and disco