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Robin Gibb Loses His Battle With Cancer
Disco music legend Robin Gibb died yesterday at the age of 62, following a long battle with liver cancer. The singer has sold over 200 million records alongside brothers Barry and Maurice as part of the seminal 70s group the Bee Gees.

Gibb passed away whilst at home with his family whose spokesperson Doug Wright issued this statement “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. The family has asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”

Fears for the star’s health were first raised last year when he appeared looking gaunt on a TV show to promote his single for Poppy Day. But Mr Gibb tried to allay any rumours about his health after admitting he had cancer – but claiming he had beaten it, saying doctors had told him: "It’s gone, they’ve told me they can’t see it no more, I’ve done it."

The Bee Gees enjoyed a string of hits, many of which are still regularly played by mobile DJs. Some of the group's biggest selling tracks include ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Staying Alive’ and ‘Night Fever’ which featured in the 1977 film ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

Stars including rocker Bryan Adams, Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams, Danni Minogue and Simply Red singer/songwriter Mick Hucknall have already paid emotional tributes to the musician.

Published: 21 May 2012