Amidst recent reports that Bee Gees lead vocalist Robin Gibb was recovering after emerging from a coma last month came the news Sunday night (May 20) that he passed away. The disco star, age 62, had long suffered from colon and liver cancer. Now artists from across the music world have taken to Twitter to honor Gibb, who along with his brothers Barry and Maurice founded one of the biggest bands of 1970s. Read tweets from The Doors, Bruno Mars, The Script, Bryan Adams and more below.
We send our condolences to the family and fans of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who passed away today.(cont) tl.gd/hgd415
— doorsofficial (@TheDoors) May 20, 2012
R.I.P Robin Gibb
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 20, 2012
R.I.P. Robin Gibb. We met Robin+Barry in NY. Such a lovely guy. Prayers 2 his family. 2 many Legends being taken from us 2 early😦 G
— the script (@thescript) May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb RIP. The Bee Gees were so important to pop music. Huge loss.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb R.I.P. fb.me/1noH9bLw6
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 20, 2012
RIP Robin Gibb. The Bee Gees were/are the gold standard when it comes to pop/r&b melody, harmony and vocal arrangement. Massive loss.
— ClaudeKelly (@ClaudeKelly) May 20, 2012
–Jillian Mapes, CBS Local