Goodbye Robin Gibb

The Voice of the Bee Gees has passed away May 20, in London. Following this announcement, reactions were multiple and quick. Between tributes… and bad jokes.

The Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

“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.” The British singer and songwriter succumbed at the age of 62 in London. Barry is the only member of the Bee Gees that is still living. In effect, Maurice passed away in 2003.

The Bee Gees became famous as early as the 60's.

In the trio, Robin Gibb had often, especially in the 1960s, the role of lead singer. His caressing voice and his tone rather in the treble contributed to the global success of “New York Mining Disaster 1941”, “Holiday, Massachusetts”, “I Started a Joke”, and many more musical hits. On social media, fans and celebrities quickly reacted to the announce of his death. People from all around the world presented their condolences to the family and shared their memories of the Bee Gee.

Condolence were posted on Facebook.

Messages full of sadness were also published on Twitter.

Pictures of the Bee Gee were posted, as well as videos in honor of the star.

The disparition of Robin Gibb has affected lots of people and not only anonymous ones. Artists, journalists and athletes have also deplored this loss, as seen in the tweets of Bryan Adams, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Nelly Furtado, Bruno Mars and Lance Amstrong.

Celebrities have also deplored the loss of the star.
Of course some Internet users could not avoid to make the link between Robin Gibb and the famous Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive” released in 1978…

…that leads to comments and bad jokes.

Bad jokes on Robin Gibb's death.

And caricatures.

After the recent deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer – and now Robin Gibb – the world of music mourns its dead.

Flora Berset

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