Music legend Robin Gibb from Bee Gees passed away at 62 years old, says Us Weekly. The saddening news was communicated by the late singer’s family who requested the press to respect their wish for privacy.
It was no longer a secret that the Bee Gees’ member, Robin Gibb was suffering from cancer and that he had to undergo various intestine surgeries in the past two months. Nevertheless, the family was still hoping for a recovery, especially since doctors noticed a slight amelioration of Gibb’s health condition.
The family released a statement on Sunday afternoon confirming that Robin passed away. They further stated that all the relatives and the friends of the former Bee Gees’ member are going through hard times. In the end, they requested the media to respect their wish for privacy.
In April 2012, Robin contracted pneumonia because his immune system was very weak. Doctors put him in a coma in order to enable the body to better cope with the disease, but his health condition did not improve. Previously to this, Gibb underwent numerous surgical interventions. In 2010, he was taken to hospital and had an intestine operation to remove a blocked bowel. Later on, doctors discovered that one of his bowels was twisted and they were forced to perform another surgical intervention on him. The final procedure was made on March 26, 2012 when doctors had to remove a “blood cloth that caused perforation”.
Robin Gibb’s brothers have suffered of similar health issues. Maurice passed away in 2003 after he was diagnosed with complications from a twisted intestine. He was only 53. Andy, who was the youngest brother of the three, died at the age of 30 in 1988 because he was suffering from heart diseases.
Bee Gees was one of the most appreciated rock bands in the international charts. Their fame was primarily due to the soundtrack album they created for the movie “Saturday Night Fever”. They sold numerous copies in 1970 and were rewarded with seven Grammies. In 1997, the Bee Gees entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.