Legendary Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb died last night after a brave battle against cancer.
His close family, who were with him when he passed away, said it was with great sadness they had to announce Robin, 62, lost his fight with colon cancer.
In a brief statement they said: “Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46: 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."
His sons Robin-John and Spencer, and wife Dwina and daughter Melissa were at his bedside at the London Clinic.
In April, Robin slipped into a 12-day coma after contracting pneumonia and was given just days to live.
But he shocked doctors by staging a remarkable recovery and was even communicating again with his family.
At the time Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, of Imperial College, London, said: “It is testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds.”
Gibb, who had undergone intestinal surgery, notched up dozens of hits with brothers Maurice and Barry - as performers and writers - and sold more than 200 million records.
Paul Gambaccini said: "He was one of the most important people in the history of British music."