Robin Gibb, the co-founder of Bee Gees died at the age of 62 on Sunday.
He was one of the three Bee Gees who powered the hits like ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘Night Fever.’
His family announced that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.
Gibb’s family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.
The Bee Gees became popular in 1977, in the musical movie, ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ The movie also brought the young John Travolta to cinematic stardom.
The soundtrack became one of the fastest-selling albums of all time with its innovative fusion of harmony and pulsing dance floor rhythms.
It remains a turning point in popular music history, ending the hard rock era and ushering in a time when dance music ruled supreme.
Gibb enjoyed more than 40 years of prominence as a Bee Gee, as a solo artist, and as a songwriter and producer for other artists.
At first he Bee Gees sounded so much like the Beatles. There were rumors that the Bee Gees’ singles were really the Beatles but they were performing under another name.