updated 10/21/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/20/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
Robin Gibb, one of the last members of the iconic familial pop group the Bee Gees, died Sunday. He was 62.
“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,” his rep said in a statement.
“The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
Along with his twin Maurice and brother Barry, Gibb formed the Bee Gees (in part, to stand for the Brothers Gibb), and together they recorded decades of hit songs, including the iconic Stayin’ Alive.