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. Justin Timberlake, Peter Frampton and more expressed their sadness over Gibb’s passing on Twitter.
R.I.P Robin Gibb
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May
<https://twitter.com/BrunoMars/status/204355571829321728%22%3EMay> 20, 2012
Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.
— Bryan Adams
<https://twitter.com/bryanadams/status/204345212577918976%22%3EMay> 20, 2012
We have lost a truly brilliant
musician today. One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family in
this time of sorrow…RIP Robin.
Robin Gibb RIP. The Bee Gees were so
important to pop music. Huge loss.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx)
“Got the wings of heaven on my shoes,
I’m a dancing man and I just can’t loose” ~Bee Gees~ Robin Gibb RIP bit.ly/LaovAe
Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May
Sad to hear about Robin Gibb. Cancer
is robbing us of our loved ones way to often. We gotta beat this thing. Breakawayfromcancer.com
mdash; Carson Daly (@carsonjdaly) May
Robin Gibb. Bee Gee’s were insanely
Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) May
Robin Gibb, you leave a great trail.
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) May
RIP Robin Gibb….too young
man!….what a shame!
— Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin) May
And my love and prayers go out
tonight to Robin Gibbs family.-KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May
song of the day: I STARTED A JOKE –
THE BEE GEES (R.I.P. ROBIN GIBB)
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas)
So sorry to hear Robin Gibb has lost
his battle with cancer. My heart goes out to the entire Gibb family at
this very sad time. RIP
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) May
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
– Jillian Mapes and Shannon Carlin, CBS Local