Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb has died at the age of 62 following a lengthy fight against cancer, according to multiple reports. Gibb’s family confirmed the news on Sunday to BBC.
Just last month, the singer had awoken from a coma and talked about getting back to work.
Even when weak and malnourished, he was in positive spirits.
While he was in a coma, Gibb’s family played Bee Gees songs, as well as Gibb’s recent classical composition “Titanic Requiem.”
The music may have helped Gibb regain consciousness, his wife said. His family saw Gibb mouthing lyrics “on cue” as he woke up from the coma.
The 62-year-old singer had advanced colorectal cancer and spent much of his recent time in intensive care. He recently came down with pneumonia following chemotherapy treatments and two operations.
Gibb created the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and the late Maurice.
They are best known for songs such as “To Love Somebody,” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” and a string of hits from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack: “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep is Your Love” and “Night Fever.”
The Gibb trio were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.