DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Robin Gibb (aged 62)
British-Australian singer, songwriter and Bee Gees co-founder
Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was an English singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees with fraternal twin brother Maurice. Their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Robin Gibb also had his own successful solo career.
DEATH: On 27 October 2011, Gibb cancelled an appearance only minutes before he was due to perform at the Poppy Appeal Concert in London. In November 2011, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, which had metastasised to his liver several months earlier. In March 2012, Gibb was hospitalised for intestinal surgery and cancelled scheduled appearances while recovering. In April, however, he contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma.Although he came out of his coma later in April,his colorectal cancer had advanced and he died in London on 20 May 2012 at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure. His funeral was held on 8 June 2012 and he was buried at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, near his home in Thame, Oxfordshire. In September of the same year, a blue plaque was placed on the house.