Only last month, Robin Gibb, 62, from the legendary Bee Gees seemed like he had been making a miraculous health comeback and even made a guest singing appearance at a charity event. But, then he needed further intestinal surgery on March 25, and then his health problems started to deeply worsen from there. Now, the singer has reportedly fallen into a coma, with his family at his bedside where he could possibly die very soon. It’s only the latest tragedy to strike the famous Gibb family who were once nearly second to The Beatles in popularity and record sales for many years.
Rather than a sustained popularity, The Bee Gees had two major periods of huge popularity and explosive record sales. In the later 60’s and into around 1971, the band had a string of successful singles such as “I’ve Got To Get A Message To You”, Lonely Days” and “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”. But, then the group re-invented itself as the kings of the disco sound starting in 1975 with the #1 single “Jive Talkin”, and a huge wave of sustained popularity with a string of ten ten or #1 singles such as “Nights On Broadway”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive” that lasted until the August 1981 #1 single, “Love You Inside Out”. After that string of hits, many Bee Gees singles ands albums were far less successful, until the July 1989 single, “One” which hit at #7 on the U.S. charts. But, The Bee Gees managed to offer both new studio singles and albums until 2001, and some compilation albums after that time up until 2010.
The younger brother of the the elder Gibb brothers, Andy Gibb, also achieved something of a teen idol status for a time as a hot performer on his own. But, then just like their Bee Gees single, “Tragedy”, a string of bad events started to hit the Gibb brothers. In 1988 at the age of 30, Andy Gibb died of a heart inflammation condition. In 2003, 53 year old brother Maurice died of a sudden heart attack, leaving only Robin and his young brother, Barry as surviving Gibb brothers. Now, Robin Gibb is facing life threatening health conditions, as a pneumonia complication is said to be a main cause for the coma that the famous singer has fallen into.
All we can do at this point is to offer Robin Gibb our best wishes and prayers accordingly. We certainly wish both him and his family the very best at this critical moment.