Robin Gibb Dead at 62

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Robin Gibb Dead at 62

The music world lost one of its greats Sunday.

"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," a rep tells Us Weekly in a statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

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Gibb, 62, was put in a coma after contracting pneumonia in April. In 2010, the tenor had emergency surgery for a blocked bowel and then had an additional operation for a twisted bowel; he also had intestinal surgery on March 26, 2012 to remove a "blood clot that caused perforation."

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Robin's twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 at the age of 53 due to complications from a twisted intestine. Their younger brother, Andy, died in 1988 at age 30 of a heart ailment.

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The Bee Gees' soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever was one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. They have won seven Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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