In another round of “f*ck cancer” news, Robin Gibb, one third of the legendary group The Bee Gees died today after a long bout with colon & liver cancer. Gibb had what he called made a “spectacular recovery” but a secondary tumor was found and create more problems, made even worse with a bout of pneumonia.

While in the group, Gibb is credited with creating arguably disco’s most ever-lasting soundtrack in Saturday Night Fever with his brother Barry & Maurice who died in 2003. In sort of an interesting R&B twist, Robin produced a somewhat hit album with Jimmy Ruffin, brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin.

His death follows that of Chuck Brown & Donna Summer, the three of whom made key contributions to an era of music which populated dance clubs nationwide. Gibb was 62 years old.

[via Rolling Stone]