Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb dies aged 62 , 20/05/2012
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has passed away today aged 62. The musician died after undergoing intestinal surgery and due to his long battle with cancer. '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. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time,' family spokesman Doug Wright said. The father-of-three had been battling colon and liver cancer. Fears for the star's health were first raised last year when he appeared looking gaunt on a TV show to promote his single for Poppy Day. But Mr Gibb tried to allay any rumours about his health after admitting he had cancer -- but claiming he had beaten it, saying doctors had told him: 'It's gone, they've told me they can't see it no more, I've done it.' Following a relapse last month, his wife Dwina, 59, spoke of her joy after the singer woke from a 12-day coma despite being given just a 10 per cent chance of survival by doctors. She had been told to start making plans for the musician's passing as he slumped into a coma after contracting pneumonia. But Mr Gibb defied the odds and regained consciousness as music from his Titanic Requiem played. Mrs Gibb and her family had held a constant bedside vigil for the star - and had been playing his favourite music to try and rouse him. And she revealed that he cried when she played him Roy Orbison's 1962 song Crying. She said: 'We played music <b>...</b>
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