He was 62 and lived in Thame, Oxfordshire, England. The cause was complications of cancer and intestinal surgery, his family said in a statement. 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 weeks before his death he had pneumonia and for a while was in a coma. 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 at The youngest brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, was 30 when he died of heart failure, in They sold well over million albums and had six consecutive No. But the lead singer for many of the early hits was Robin, whose breaking voice, gaunt frame and gloomy eyes were well suited to convey adolescent fragility. But people love songs that melt your heart.
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The Bee Gees were a music group formed in Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry , Robin , and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late s and early s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. The Bee Gees are widely referred to by many critics, media outlets and fellow artists as the " Kings of Disco ". After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with " Spicks and Specks " their 12th single , they returned to the UK in January , when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.
I n , the Bees Gees authorised an illustrated biography. Robin was a red setter, while Maurice was a badger. Barry, the eldest and most hirsute of the three, was a lion. As he walks into the lobby of a London hotel 34 years later, Barry Gibb still looks suitably leonine. His hair is grey and thinning at the front, but, at 67, he would still definitely be described as a man in possession of a mane: he's also in possession of a pair of sunglasses that no one except an enormously rich and successful rock star would wear indoors.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Photos: Bee Gees over the years. He was Hide Caption. Bee Gees through the years — Australian musician Colin Petersen, a drummer with the popular disco group The Bee Gees, tinkering under the hood of his car in Bee Gees through the years — The Bee Gees with a bear skin rug.