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Robin Gibb (December 22, 1949 – May 20, 2012)

Robin was born on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom. In 1958 his family moved to Australia. He and older brother Barry and twin Maurice began performing as the Bee Gees before leaving to return to England in 1967, and they managed to have some hits in Australia. By the late 70s, the Bee Gees were one of the top pop acts in the world, thanks to the disco worshippers of the 70s. Later albums in the 80s and solo attempts failed to achieve the same level of success. The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Robin married his first wife in 1968. They had two children before divorcing in 1980. He then married a second time and had another son.

Twin Maurice died of intestinal complications in January 2003. In 2010, Robin began experiencing the same abdominal pain that Maurice had suffered before his death. In August 2010, Robin underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. In 2011, he was hospitalized three times and was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He actually thought he had the cancer beat, but by late March 2012, he was back in the hospital for intestinal surgery. He then came down with pneumonia and slipped into a coma. Later that month, surrounded by his family, Robin regained consciousness. However at age 62, on May 20, 2012, he died in a London hospital following his long and courageous battle against cancer.

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