Robin Gibb, one of the last members of the iconic familial pop group the Bee Gees, died Sunday. He was 62.
"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," his rep said in a statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."
Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees -- short for the Brothers Gibb -- they created dance floor classics like Stayin Alive, Jive Talkin, and Night Fever that can still get crowds onto a dance floor.
In October 2011, the Songwriting Hall of Famer fell ill with intestinal problems and was taken from his home near Thame, England, to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for tests and treatment for inflammation of the colon, his rep said.
Gibb left the hospital four days later. In mid-April 2012, he was in a coma, the result of pneumonia, and yet rallied and regained consciousness more than a week later.
Despite their success, the family was not without its share of tragedy. In 1988, the Gibbs' younger brother Andy committed suicide. He was only 30. Today, only Barry is left of the famous singing clan.
Gibb is survived by his second wife, Dwina, and four children, as well as his older brother, fellow Bee Gee Barry Gibb, and his sister Lesley Evans, who lives in Australia.