Bee Gees frontman Robin Gibb passed away this past week, leaving behind a musical legacy and a slew of hit songs.
Gibb lost his battle with cancer Sunday. The singer’s representative Doug Wright reportedly announced his passing, saying his death was “following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.”
He was 62.
Gibb was best known for his work in the Bee Gees alongside his two brothers Maurice and Barry. The trio became one of the most notable groups during the disco era — Gibb helped produce the smash hit “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack album.
The group produced well known hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever.” In total, they had nine No.1 U.S. singles in the 1970s and won six Grammy Awards, according to LA Times. They were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Gibb’s health had become a major problem recently, forcing him to cancel appearances and performances in the past year. He had intestinal surgery in March after being hospitalized earlier with advanced colorectal cancer, according to reports, and following surgery, he contracted pneumonia and later fell into a coma. He awoke April 21 but eventually lost his fight with the deadly disease a month later.
His brother, Andy Gibb, died at 30 of a heart condition and Maurice Gibb died at 53 of a heart attack in past years. Barry Gibb is the only surviving Bee Gees brother.
Gibb is survived by his second wife Dwina and their son Robin-John, and his children from previous relationships, Snow, Spencer and Melissa.