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Robin Gibb dead at 62

Robin Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, has passed away at the age of 62 following a long battle with cancer.

His spokesperson released an official statement on the tragic news, which has shocked his fans and the music community alike, and explained that the star died earlier today (May 20):

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

Robin Gibb formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice back in 1958, and together they enjoyed phenomenal international success with hits including 'Stayin' Alive', 'How Deep Is Your Love', 'Massachusetts' and 'Night Fever'.




Watch Gibb perform 'Massachusetts' below: