This one hurts. I grew up knowing so many of the Bee Gees early songs by heart.
The New York Mining Disaster 1941 was one of my favorites, and one of the most underappreciated:
Robin Gibb passed away today. He will be missed.
From Rolling Stone:
Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his spokesperson has confirmed via a statement. Gibb was 62 years old.
“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,” reads the statement. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Two years ago, Gibb battled colon and liver cancer, but despite making what he called a “spectacular recovery,” a secondary tumor recently developed, complicated by a case of pneumonia.