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, Bruno Mars, The Script, Bryan Adams and many more expressed their sadness of Gibb’s passing over Twitter.
R.I.P Robin Gibb
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 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.
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb RIP. The Bee Gees were so important to pop music. Huge loss.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) May 21, 2012
“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
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 21, 2012
Sad to hear about Robin Gibb. Cancer is robbing us of our loved ones way to often. We gotta beat this thing. Breakawayfromcancer.com
— Carson Daly (@carsonjdaly) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb. Bee Gee’s were insanely good. #54F
— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb, you leave a great trail. RIP
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) May 20, 2012
RIP Robin Gibb….too young man!….what a shame!
— Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin) May 21, 2012
And my love and prayers go out tonight to Robin Gibbs family.-KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 21, 2012
song of the day: I STARTED A JOKE – THE BEE GEES (R.I.P. ROBIN GIBB)
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 21, 2012
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 21, 2012
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 20, 2012
– Jillian Mapes and Shannon Carlin, CBS Local
For the full story on Robin’s passing, visit CBS New York.