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Artists We’ve Lost in 2012: Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb
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Robin Gibb, along with his brothers in the Bee Gees, defined an era of pop and of disco. With slower, soft rock hits like ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ in combination with disco gold like ‘You Should Be Dancing,’ Gibb and the Bee Gees left an impression upon pop music that will never fade away.

Tragically, Gibb, 62, died on May 20 after a prolonged battle with cancer. But it was not the cancer that killed him. Instead, he died of liver and kidney failure, but not before slipping into a coma and then battling back to consciousness. He left behind not only a family that loved him, but a legacy in the pop music world that spans several decades.

Gibb also had a bit of resurgence in pop culture when Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake parodied the group in ‘The Barry Gibb Talk Show‘ skits on ‘SNL,’ with Fallon taking on the role of Barry and Timberlake portraying Robin. Even though Gibb’s and the Bee Gees’ height of fame was in the rear view at that point, they were still remembered fondly years later.

The same can be said for Robin Gibb now that he’s passed on. Rest in peace, Robin. You will be missed.

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