We have lost so many great artists over the past few months.
And, today marked the passing of the great Robin Gibb, who was a member, along with his brothers, of the iconic group, The Bee Gees.
According to CBC.Ca:
Gibb had been battling colon and liver cancer since last year and fell into a coma for a week in mid-April. He missed the London premiere last month of his first classical work, The Titanic Requiem, which he wrote with his son, Robin-John Gibb. At that time, he was reported to be suffering from pneumonia.
Gibb spent part of his career as a solo artist, but is best known as a singer and songwriter for the Bee Gees, the band he formed with his brothers Maurice and Barry.
Despite financial success, Robin Gibb and his brothers endured repeated tragedies. Maurice died suddenly of intestinal and cardiac problems in 2003. Their younger brother Andy Gibb, who also enjoyed considerable chart success as a solo artist, had died in 1988 just after turning 30. He suffered from an inflamed heart muscle attributed to a severe viral infection.
Robin Gibb himself took care of his health and, at the time of his death, was a vegan who did not drink alcohol.
How sad that, with all the success they achieved in the music industry, these brothers suffered incredible health issues and eventual loss.
My heart and prayers go out to Robin Gibb’s family. R.I.P. Robin