Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees brothers, has died

Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees who skyrocketed to fame with the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever, THE hot disco movie of 1977, lost his long battle with liver and colon cancer on Sunday, May 20.

The Bee Gees -- Robin's twin, Maurice, died in 2003, and Barry, who survives at 65 -- were born in England and moved to Australia for several years before returning to England in the 1960s. Known for their high-pitched infectious harmonies, they had written several hits (including the #1 tune in the U.S. in 1971,"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"before skittering toward a financial precipice in the mid 70s. Just in time, they which caught the attention of filmmakers looking for music for Saturday Night Fever.

Robin said one of the key secrets to their success was to have "the tape running all the time" to catch moments of brilliance. This method seems to have worked in their favor as they had a one-week deadline for Saturday Night Fever to write the soundtrack, including How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, and Stayin' Alive.

Gibb, who was 62, died in London.

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Sad.


He will be missed. I love the Bee Gees


:(