Stars pay tribute to Robin Gibb after BeeGee loses cancer battle

08:15 21 May 2012

Robin Gibb in 2009 PIC: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Robin Gibb in 2009 PIC: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Tributes poured in to BeeGee singer Robin Gibb following the star’s death from cancer, last weekend.

Many people took to micro blogging website Twitter to pay their respects.

Gibb died at 62 years old, after a hugely successful career of writing hits which spanned six decades.A statement posted by Sony Music said: “Rest in peace, Robin Gibb. Thanks for the music.”

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott wrote: “Just heard about Robin Gibb.

“A good friend, a brilliant musician and a man who turned all of us into wannabe Travoltas!

“Rest in peace Robin.”

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams was also among the stars paying tribute, saying: “Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.”

While British singer songwriter Mick Hucknall wrote: “RIP Robin Gibb. A musical giant,”

Former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue said: “We start believin’ now that we can be who we are - Grease is the word...RIP Robin Gibb.”

Eighties rock band Duran Duran also posted on their feed: “Sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb of the BeeGees. Our condolences to his friends and family.”

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