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The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dies of Cancer At Age 62

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Bee Gees member Robin Gibb, 62, passed away today after a long battle with cancer, according a representative for his family.Gibb was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and his health had been especially poor in the last month when he contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma. A statement on behalf of the family announced his death:

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce[s] with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Gibb was one member of the Bee Gees trio along with his brother Barry Gibb and his fraternal twin, the late Maurice Gibb. Together the trio sold over 100 million albums, and they had six No. 1 singles during disco's heyday from 1977 to 1979, according to the New York Times. Their hit "Stayin' Alive" was featured in "Saturday Night Fever."Gibb leaves behind his wife Dwina Murphy, his brother and fellow Bee Gees member Barry, his sons Spencer and RJ, his daughters Melissa and Snow, The Times says.

Here's a clip "Saturday Night Fever" that featured the Bee Gees' "More Than A Woman:"

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