Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Dies At 62

Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Robin Gibb has died in London at the age of 62 of colorectal cancer. Gibb had been in a coma in April and was reported close to death by some media sources. However he emerged from the coma but died Sunday morning.

His death leaves Barry Gibb as the only surviving member of the Bee Gees. Andy Gibb had died at the age of 30, from a heart condition, in 1988 and Robin’s fraternal twin brother Maurice had died of a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 53.

The Bee Gees singing How Can You Mend A Broken Heart with Robin and Barry Gibb featured in their first No.1 song on U.S. charts which was recorded in June of 1971.

Robin Gibb as a solo artist singing How Deep Is Your Love

Bee Gees singing their classic hit How Deep Is Your Love

My favorite Bee Gees songs were How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and How Deep Is Your Love.  Their harmonic sound reminds me of the Beach Boys.

Robin, Maurice and Andy Gibb may have passed away, but as long as music fans love great harmony, their music will live on forever.





Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

4 thoughts on “Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Dies At 62”

    1. It has been a sad week for those who were around for the disco era. First we lost Donna Summer and now Robin Gibb. Haven’t seen the Saturday Night Live sketches you mentioned, but would love to see them.

      The Bee Gees had a unique sound and the videos show just how great they were. Only Barry Gibb remains of the Bee Gees with the deaths of Andy, Maurice and the death of Robin on Sunday.

  1. I noticed in the videos that Maurice Gibb sort of hangs out in the background, while Robin and Barry do most of the lead singing. Just my opinion, but I think Barry is the best of all the brothers, since he has so many unique nuances in his voice, that stand out.

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