Gibb’s family announced with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer.
Gibb, whose vibrato was a hallmark of the group’s earliest songs like “I Started a Joke,” has been battling colon and liver cancer for over a year.
Gibb and his son R.J. recently completed work on Titanic Requiem, a piece for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Due to his illness, Gibb was unable to attend the premier on April 12th in London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British luxury liner.
His 65 year old brother Barry is the sole survivor of the group. Robin’s twin brother Maurice (born 35 minutes earlier) died in January 2003 during an operation to remove an intestinal blockage. He was 53.
Younger brother Andy Gibb ““ died in 1988 at age 30.