The disco world is mourning another loss in its community, as Bee Gees brother, Robin Gibb, passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 62, in England. Earlier this spring, Gibb had pneumonia and had fallen into a coma, but woke up nearly two weeks later stunning his doctors.
In a March interview, Robin Gibb told the Daily Mail he had been diagnosed in 2010 with cancer , but it had gone into remission after surgery and chemotherapy.
In a statement released by the family, Robin passed due to complications from colon and liver cancer and intestinal surgery. The statement also said, “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Similarly, Robin’s twin brother Maurice passed in 2003 due to a intestinal complications, and their youngest brother Andy, died at the age of 30 from a heart problem. The only surviving member of the iconic disco group , is older brother Barry, 65.
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. They hit the pinnacle of their success on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack with hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “How Deep Is Your Love?”. It remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Earlier in the week, Donna Summer passed away unexpectedly, shocking and saddening many of a generation who grew up dancing to her music. It’s safe to say it’s been a rough week for disco fans across the globe.