Robin Gibb (the Bee Gees) has died (threads merged)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skipaway, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Had no idea he'd been fighting colon and liver cancer. Very sad, I wish he and his family peace.

    Robin Gibb in Coma
     
  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    He's been very ill for a long time, unfortunately.
     
  3. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    This is really sad news. My thoughts and prayers are Robin and his family.
     
  4. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    Really sad news :(
     
  5. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    :( He has always been my favorite Bee Gee.
     
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  6. heckles

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    Okay, but which is the BeeGee with the high voice?
     
  7. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    For rather obvious reasons, I was listening last night to the Celine Dion CD that has My Heart Will Go On on it (no snarky comments about the song please. Whatever you think of it, it really *really* helped me during a very difficult time in my life back then, so...) and the Bee Gees had teamed up w/Celine for, ironically, a song called Immortality which is one of my favourites on that CD. As I was listening to it, I was wondering how Robin was doing, as I knew his health had taken a bit of a nose dive the last little bit.

    So sorry to hear that he's now in a coma. Those guys could harmonize like no other and I love listening to their stuff. He and his Family will be in my thoughts and prayers. :(
     
  8. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    :(
     
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  9. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I think Barry sang the high part in the trio.
     
  10. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    Barry developed the falsetto that became an important part of their sound. Robin has a distinctive vibrato sound.

    ETA: All my Bee Gees is on vinyl :eek: except for one greatest hits cassette tape :eek: that I ordered a few years ago during a Bee Gees special shown in a PBS pledge drive. I think it's time to get into the 21st century with some Bee Gees tunes. :eek:
     
  11. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this and hope he beats this.
     
  12. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I heard that he had been admitted to the hospital recently but had no idea he'd been so ill. Very sad.
     
  13. Latte

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    ((Robin)) Sorry to hear this but not surprised. He has had cancer for so many years that I am surprised he has lived this long.
    Poor Barry, He has outlived all 3 of his YOUNGER brothers. How sad and how lonely for him. RIP Robin. And no I am not really jumping the gun, he is too far gone to come out of this. I just am hoping for a peaceful end.
    At least his twin is waiting for him in heaven.
     
  14. heckles

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    I hope he's staying alive.
     
  15. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    How completely inappropriate, heckles :(
     
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  16. heckles

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    Sorry, I was just jive-talking.
     
  17. Lorac

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    He was suppose to be at the world premier of his and his son's classical piece to commemerate Titanic on Tuesday and was slated to do many interviews on british TV in relation to it but was totally unable to do any - his son RJ did all the interviews by himself. It was fairly obvious to anyone watching these that Robin was very very ill as only that would have kept him from attending the event. So sad that he is so ill and Barry must be devesated to be losing yet another brother!! I hope that is this is the end that he goes peacefully :(
     
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  19. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    I guess you did indeed "jump the gun". No one is God but God, not even doctors.

    When I heard this news today that Robin had woken up, I literally cried. I've been praying for him. I'm so happy for him and his loved ones. I'm praying now that he continues his good recovery.

    -Bridget
     
  20. heckles

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    I'm glad he saw a new morning.
     
  21. AYS

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    I'm so glad to hear it! I hope he can regain strength quickly.
     
  22. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful news!
     
  23. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Very good news!
     
  24. BigB08822

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    He has passed on. Will find an article in a little. RIP.
     
  25. allezfred

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    gingercrush New Member

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    Awww that is sad.

    RIP Robin Gibb.
     
  27. ilovepaydays

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    Peter Jones, the drummer for Crowded House, also died this week.

    May they all rest in peace.
     
  29. duane

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    I hope Robin's last 30 days since coming out the coma were peaceful and not prolonged agony and suffering.
     
  30. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member

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    RIP :(