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Wednesday
May302012

Funeral Set for Bee Gees' Robin Gibb

Frank Hoensch/Getty Images(LONDON) --  A private funeral for Robin Gibb will be held on Friday, June 8, in the United Kingdom, the Bee Gees singer's family has announced. A public memorial for Gibb will be scheduled sometime later this year.

The Gibb family have also asked that in lieu of sending flowers, fans should donate to one of two children's charities the pop singer championed, located on Britain's Isle of Man -- the Rebecca House hospice and Wish Upon a Dream.  In addition, those wanting to share memories or tribute messages can post them on the comments section of RobinGibb.com.

 Robin passed away on May 20 due to complications from his battle with cancer and an intestinal ailment.  He was 62.

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Sunday
Apr222012

Bee Gee Robin Gibb Wakes Up From Coma

Frank Hoensch/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb has woken up from a coma and is showing signs of recovery, according to his doctors.

“Robin is fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones. He is breathing on his own, with an oxygen mask.  He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics.  He is of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished,” the statement said.

The singer contracted severe pneumonia last week and fell into a coma.

Doctors said Gibb’s wife, Dwina, and his sons Robin-John and Spencer and daughter Melissa have been keeping vigil at the pop icon’s bedside, “talking to him and playing his favorite music to him.  They have been tireless in their determination never to give up on him.”

“The road ahead for Robin remains uncertain but it is a privilege to look after such an extraordinary human being,” the statement said.

Gibb’s health declined in 2010 when he had emergency surgery to treat a blocked bowel. Further surgery to treat a twisted bowel was also required.

Following the surgery, Gibb was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his liver. Last month he announced that he was in remission from the disease.

The British singer, who was raised in Australia, rose to pop fame as one third of the Bee Gees with his brothers Maurice and Barry.

The trio enjoyed a number of hits during their 45-year career, including “To Love Somebody,” “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive.”

Gibb’s twin brother and band mate, Maurice, died nine years ago at the age of 53 of complications from surgery to fix his twisted intestine.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Apr152012

Robin Gibb Reportedly Near Death

Frank Hoensch/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The family of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is keeping vigil at the pop icon’s bedside after he fell into a coma, according to reports.

The singer recently contracted pneumonia, landing him in a private hospital in London.

Gibb’s health declined in 2010 when he had emergency surgery to treat a blocked bowel. Further surgery to treat a twisted bowel was also required.

Gibb’s twin brother and band mate, Maurice, died nine years ago at the age of 53 years old from the condition.

Following the surgery, Robin Gibb was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his liver. Last month he announced that he was in remission from the disease.

The British singer, who was raised in Australia, rose to pop fame as one third of the Bee Gees with his brothers Maurice and Barry.

The trio enjoyed a number of hits during their 45-year career, including “To Love Somebody,” “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio







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