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Maurice (1949 - 2003), Barry and Robin Gibb of the British pop group the Bee Gees, circa 1973. (Photo by Sydney O'Meara/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The world of music is in mourning now, wrapped in a shroud of shock.  Robin Gibb, one-third of the famous Bee Gees, died earlier today in a London hospital. 

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 18: Bee Gees member Robin Gibb attends the World Music Awards 2010 at the Sporting Club on May 18, 2010 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Gibb, 62, had briefly rallied in the last few weeks, after slipping into a coma a month ago..  His brother Barry, his wife Dwina, his children, and his mother stayed at his bedside until the very end.

Popular English vocal trio the Bee Gees; from left to right, brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (1949 - 2003). (Photo by Sydney O'Meara/Getty Images)

The famous Gibb brother, who with his siblings Maurice and Barry helped make the disco era popular, suffered from liver cancer, being hospitalized in 2011 with complications from the disease.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Barry Gibb, Yvonne Gibb, (wife of Maurice Gibb) and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees appear on stage with BMI CEO Del Bryant at the 55th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)

Gibb seemed to be doing well until recent weeks, even finding the inspiration and energy over the past year to compose the classical music piece, “Titanic Requiem”, with his son, RJ.  The piece was in memory of those who died when the Titanic sank in 1912, 100 years ago.  Gibb was unable to attend the premiere of his masterpiece on the anniversary of the sinking last week, slipping into a coma after contracting pneumonia.

Maurice, Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees on April 06, 1989. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)

Robin Gibb will be remembered by fans for his unmistakeable falsetto voice, which drove the hit singles “I Started a Joke” and “I Gotta Get a Message to You”, to the top of the charts for the Bee Gees.


Robin’s twin brother Maurice died in 2003 from a twisted bowel. Their youngest brother Andy Gibb died in 1988 of a heart infection.

NEW YORK - APRIL 23: (FILE PHOTO) Maurice Gibb of the music group, The Bee Gees, attends a media conference to announce the release of a new Bee Gees album, "This is Where I Came In" April 23, 2001 in New York City. MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 11: Gibb died of cardiac arrest before undergoing a second abdominal surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center on January 11, 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)NEW YORK - APRIL 23: (FILE PHOTO) Maurice Gibb of the music group, The Bee Gees, attends a media conference to announce the release of a new Bee Gees album, "This is Where I Came In" April 23, 2001 in New York City. MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 11: Gibb died of cardiac arrest before undergoing a second abdominal surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center on January 11, 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

 

 

27th February 1980: Andy Gibb (1958 - 1988), British singer and younger brother of the Bee Gees. (Photo by Stuart Nicol/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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