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Bee Gees’ singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family said.
They said they were making the announcement with “great sadness”.
British-born Gibb’s musical career began when he formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958.
The group is among the biggest-selling of all time with hits spanning six decades, including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts and Night Fever.
Gibb’s family said in a statement: “The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery.
“The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini described the singer as “one of the major figures in the history of British music”.
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read described his death as a “tragedy”.
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