According to the Mirror
the Gibb family has announced via a statement that the 62-year-old singer has died after a long battle with cancer. The family announced the news with "great sadness," earlier in April Gibb was reported
to be fighting for his life and comatose while battling cancer of the colon and liver. The cancer was said to be in remission
just a month prior.
Along with brothers Barry and Maurice, Robin topped the charts with hits such as "How Deep Is Your Love?"
, "You Should Be Dancing"
and "Stayin' Alive"
Gibb had two children with secretary, Molly Hullis before the couple divorced in 1980. He had a third child with author and artist Dwina Murphy Gibb as well as a fourth child from an out of wedlock relationship with a housekeeper the Daily Mail
reported in 2009.
Robin Gibb is survived by his mother Barbara who is 92-years-old as well as brother Barry Gibb and elder sister Lesley. His twin brother Maurice Gibb died in 2003 from complications from a twisted colon and younger brother Andy died in 1988 of myocarditis.
Gibb discussed his cancer battle with The Mail on Sunday
in January, "For more than 18 months, I had lived with an inflammation of the colon; then I was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to the liver. I have undergone chemotherapy, however, and the results – to quote my doctor – have been ‘spectacular’. It’s taken a toll, naturally, but the strange thing is that I’ve never felt seriously ill. I’ve mostly felt great. There have been many false claims around, which I’d like to dispel. I am not and have never been ‘at death’s door’. Nor do I have a team of alternative doctors working on my health. That’s not true, although I’m not averse to healthy remedies for any illness. I feel they can go together with conventional medicine. I do eat health foods and drink herbal teas made for me by Dwina, my wife and RJ’s mother. Other than that, I am under the care of Dr Peter Harper at The London Clinic"
In February 2012, Gibb participated in the Coming Home Concert at the London Palladium to benefit British soldiers returning home from Afghanistan.