Bee Gees Singer Died Sunday

May 20, 2012 Updated May 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM EDT

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Bee Gees Singer Died Sunday

May 20, 2012 Updated May 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM EDT

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb was found dead Sunday at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer. Gibb along with his brothers Barry and Maurice made up the popular disco group.

"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," family spokesman Doug Wright said.

The singer, songwriter and disco icon waged a brave battle against colon and liver cancer.

In 2010 he underwent surgery to treat a twisted bowel, a congenital condition that killed his twin brother and fellow Bee Gee, Maurice, in 2003. In January of this year Robin's spokesman announced that doctors had found a growth in his colon but said the singer was responding well to treatment despite his shockingly thin appearance.

Robin Gibb was 62 years old