Robin Gibb Dies, Bee Gees' Long Battle With Cancer Ends

Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb has died at age 62 on Sunday after battling colon and liver cancer.

Despite health's improvement in recent months, the "Stayin' Alive" singer died at a London clinic surrounded by his second wife Dwina, sons Spencer and Robin-John, and daughter Melissa.

A spokesperson for the Gibb family indicated that details about the funeral will be released in due course.

"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time," said a statement on Gibb's official website.

Gibb's death leaves just one surviving member of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb. Barry was in the U.S. at the time of his brother's death Sunday. Maurice Gibb, Robin and Barry's brother, died in 2003 from a twisted colon. The condition was caused by a congenital birth defect that Robin also shares.

The news of Gibb's death swept across the Internet with countless fans and fellow musicians mourning the disco music legend.

"We have a lost a truly brilliant musician today," wrote Justin Timberlake on his Twitter account. "One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family at this very sad time."

Piers Morgan posted on Twitter, "Very sad about #RobinGibb - top guy, wonderful singer, and one of Britain's greatest ever musical success stories. RIP"

"So sad to hear of the loss of The Bee Gee's, @RobinGibb, Another legend lost," wrote the singing group the Hanson brothers. "Our hearts go out to Barry Gibb and Robin's entire family."

Comedian Sarah Silverman wrote, "RIP Robin Gibb. Wish I had gotten that message to him to hold on."

"RIP Robin Gibb," posted British author Jackie Collins. "I always loved the BEE GEES. Special music…"

Actress Rosario Dawson wrote, "Thank you for all the dance memories to your music! RIP Robin Gibb."

Additionally, during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night, the show paused for a moment of silence in honor of the singer.

Just last week, disco music legend Donna Summer died at age 63.

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