Robin Gibb , succumbed to cancer today after a very heroic battle against the disease. The founding member of the Bee Gees was 62.

From a press release from the Gibb family:

"Robin Gibb passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery"

Gibb had been in a coma following intestinal surgery but awoke from the coma about a week later. Gibb, always the fighter, truly expected to carry on and began writing songs shortly after emerging from the coma.

Robin's death leaves on Barry Gibb, 65, to carry on the legacy. Robin's twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 from a twisted bowel and younger brother Andy Gibb died at age 30 from a heart infection.