‘Bee Gees‘ singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after being defeated by colon and liver cancers. His family’s spokesperson Doug Wright announced just after midnight: “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 on Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.” He was surrounded by sons Robin-John and Spencer, daughter Melissa and wife Dwina at a hospital in Chelsea, London, but brother Barry was unable to attend as the was the other side of the Atlantic.
He woke up from a coma last month after his son Robin-John played the music they had composed together. He told ‘ITV‘ news: “He woke up while we were playing the track which is a movement from the ‘Titanic Requiem‘ we have just written. He is completely compos mentis now and the first thing he said to me was ‘Hi RJ, can you tell them my back hurts?’ so we got a nurse to turn him. We said we loved each other. 2 days before that they said they’d thrown the kitchen sink at him, that it was time to make plans because he was in God’s hands and such, but he beats the odds again and they gave him an under 10 % survival chance and he has beaten the odds…he really is something else.”