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Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dies, 62




Robin Gibb, one of the three singing brothers of the Bee Gees, the long-running Anglo-Australian pop group whose chirping falsettos and hook-laden disco hits like “Jive Talkin” and “You Should Be Dancing” shot them to worldwide fame in the 1970s, died on Sunday. He was 62.

The cause was complications from cancer and intestinal surgery, his family said in a statement.

Mr. Gibb had been hospitalized for intestinal problems several times in the last two years. Cancer had spread from his colon to his liver, and in the days before his death he contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma.
Mr. Gibb was the second Bee Gee and third Gibb brother to die. His fraternal twin and fellow Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, died of complications of a twisted intestine in 2003 at 53. The youngest brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career with hits like “Shadow Dancing,” was 30 when he died of heart failure, in 1988.

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