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Tributes Pour In For Robin Gibb In A Coma
The family of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb are continuing their bedside vigil as he fights for his life in a coma, while fans around the world send their thoughts to the star.
The 62-year-old singer and songwriter is being treated for pneumonia at a private hospital in Chelsea, west London, where his wife Dwina, brother Barry and three children are with him.
Gibb had been battling colon and liver cancer and was in remission, but the latest deterioration in his health coincides with reports of a secondary tumour.
Tributes to the singer have been posted on his website, which has been temporarily suspended because of heavy traffic.
Giusi Rossi wrote: "I was hoping and praying that it wasn't true. God, please hear our prayers. He still has so much to give."
Franzi Bork added: "I followed you through all this years. Please stay with us. I pray for you."
Another fan called Donna, wrote: "I Love You Robin!!! You Are Everything to me and always have been and always will be... please God Love Him And Embrace him Tightly! The whole world Loves You Robin and the whole world is praying for you and your family right now."
Gibb missed the premiere of his debut classical work earlier this week when he was due to attend The Titanic Requiem concert.
He had been due to perform the song Don't Cry Alone.
His son RJ Gibb, with whom he created the work, told the audience at Westminster City Hall: "Unfortunately, my father is still in hospital and is unable to be here this evening.
"He sends all his love. We are all praying for him and hoping he has a speedy recovery."
Last month the star underwent surgery for an on-going problem with a twisted bowel.Gibb's twin brother and bandmate Maurice died from the same bowel condition at the age of 53.
The Bee Gees are best known for their contribution to the soundtrack of 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, which turned disco music into a worldwide phenomenon.
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Please God - let this lovely, talented man stay with us awhile longer. We're fighting with you Robin. Keep strong xxx
My thoughts r with u and family.
Phylip de la Maziere
No one goes before their time, if this mans time has come so be it, he will live on forever thoughts with his family.
Our thoughts are with this very talented man who has given us so much pleaure from his music .. Keep fighting Robin
What a great legacy he will leave behind. Many thanks Robin for all the pleasure you have given to me and many others with your great music. Thinking of you and your family. God bless.
he,s not dead. (leave behind)
Stay alive, stay alive!!!!!
We are ALL praying for you....you are strong Robin keep fighting it ..we are thinking of you Maurice dwina and families please keep strong for Robins sake. Just think of the song staying alive...You are all in our thoughts xxxxx
Have a speedy recovery Robin, in our thoughts.. xxx
Come on Robin - You can fight this - Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I don't think anyone will ever forget any of the Bee Gee's. God bless Robin.
So terribly sad. Fight on Robin x
Sad and thoughts are with Robin and his family and friends In your heart you want them to stay forever. But if it is the time for them to move on somewhere else and spread the love and laughter they shared with you all then albeit. Love and prayers. xx
I grew up listening to the Bee Gee's, I love all the tracks that they have produced especially NIght Fever and Staying Alive. My prayers go out to the family of Robin.
Please please get getter Robin, your family have already lost 2 brothers they can't loose any more, I am sending you and your family all the best wishes possible
Jayne Cross Bunning
Keep fighting Robin - wishing you all the very best for you and your family. Much love, Jx
Robbin get well soon my throughts are with u and yr family please people keep praying fora tallented man who still got so much to give tcxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
During the 60's I was lucky enough to be in a support group on the same bill as the Bee Gees and I have been a fan of them since. They have contributed so much to the music world with their brilliant songwriting and showmanship. It is tragic that two of the brothers have left us already so early in their lives so come on Robin pls fight on, the music world is not ready to lose such talent. Thinking of you and your family.god bless you.
Richard Owen Coleman
my thoughts are with your family and friends at this time hope you make a speedy recovery
my thoughts are with u & your family
Praying for you Robin x