Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has died of cancer at the age of 62.
Gibb announced in November 2011 that he was battling colon and liver cancer. He emerged from a coma earlier this year but was hospitalized again in late March. Gibb emerged from a coma on April 21 but continued to fight his illness. Family spokesman Doug Wright announced that Gibb died on Sunday while recuperating from intestinal surgery.
Gibb's final publicly released work was The Titanic Requiem, which he composed with son Robin-John for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The work premiered at London's Central Hall on April 10, exactly a century after the Titanic set off on its fateful voyage.
Robin and his brothers Barry and Maurice were raised in Manchester, England and Brisbane, Australia, where they performed as the Brothers Gibb. Their first international hit was "New York Mining Disaster 1941." Other hits included the ballads "Massachusetts" and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?", but the band hit their career peak when they embraced disco with tracks such as "Jive Talkin'" and "You Should Be Dancing," going on to record breaking success with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Gibb is survived by his second wife Dwina, their son Robin-John, children Spencer and Melissa from a previous marriage, and daughter Snow Robin from a 2008 relationship. Gibb is also survived by brother Barry, sister Lesley Evans and mother Barbara.