Another ’70s Musical Act is Dead — Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees

Former Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has died at the age of 62.

The singer had been in a coma in a London, England, hospital after contracting pneumonia, but he had made progress and was released.

A family friend recently told “The Sun” when he was in the hospital, “Our prayers are with Robin.  He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this.  But this is a battle he will struggle to win.”

Gibb was hospitalized last year for stomach problems and liver cancer.  Early last month, it was reported that he was in remission from cancer, but in late March, he had intestinal surgery.

Gibb was part of one of the most successful musical groups of all time, The Bee Gees, with two of his brothers.  While their career spanned four decades, the Bee Gees were mostly known for the music from “Saturday Night Fever” in the late-1970s.

The group had a total of 15 top ten hits, which included eight #1s beginning with “Jive Talkin’” in 1975.

That was followed at the top of the charts by “You Should Be Dancing”, “How Deep is Your Love?”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever”, “Too Much Heaven”, “Tragedy”, and “Love You Inside Out”.

The last top ten hit for the Bee Gees came in 1989 with the #7 smash, “One”.

As a solo artist, Robin Gibb hit #15 in 1978 with “Oh! Darling” and #37 with “Boys Do Fall in Love” in 1984.

Gibb is survived by his wife, Dwina, and four children, and his older brother, Barry Gibb, of the Bee Gees.

He was preceded in death by younger brother, Andy, (pictured), who died at the age of 30 in 1988, and his twin brother, Maurice died in 2003 at the age of 53.

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