Robin Gibb, at 62, died last Sunday after a long battle with cancer and this was confirmed by his spokesperson, Doug Wright, via a statement. "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 a secondary tumor recently developed, complicated by a case of pneumonia in April.
The singer was hospitalized last month and fell into a coma at one point, although he was later said to have regained consciousness and communicated with family members.
Gibb is survived by his second wife, Dwina, and four children, as well as his older brother, fellow Bee Gee Barry Gibb, and his sister Lesley Evans, who lives in Australia.