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(RNN) – Robin Gibb, one-third of the legendary group the Bee Gees, is in a coma.
Gibb has developed pneumonia and has been battling colon and liver cancer, according to The Sun. The Associated Press reported Saturday that family members, including his wife Dwina and brother Barry, were at his bedside in a London hospital.
Gibb's son described the 62-year-old as seriously ill.
Gibb was born on the Isle of Man in 1949, only 30 minutes ahead of twin brother Maurice.
The Brothers Gibb - Robin, Maurice and older brother Barry - sold more than 200 million albums during their career.
The band became synonymous with disco, but they started out in the 60s as a British pop-influenced band, much like the Beatles.
In 1969, Robin Gibb would also strike out on a solo career and garner his first hit with Saved By The Bell. The song hit No. 2 on the British charts.
In the 70s, Robin Gibb would rejoin his brothers and crank out their first No. 1 hit together, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
In time, the band would retool their sound and become the soundtrack of dance halls everywhere.
They hit their commercial stride on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack with hits like Stayin' Alive, Night Fever and How Deep Is Your Love?
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Both Robin and Maurice Gibb suffered from twisted intestines. Maurice died in 2003 from problems related to the condition.
Younger brother and fellow singer Andy Gibb died in 1988 from inflammation of the heart.
In a March interview, Robin Gibb told Daily Mail he had been diagnosed in 2010 with cancer , but it had gone into remission after surgery and chemotherapy.
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