Fans hope for the speedy recovery of the 62-year-old Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb after reports confirmed that he was in a coma in hospital Sunday after contracting pneumonia.
He was at a private hospital in Chelsea where wife, Dwina, his three children, and brother Barry were at his bedside.
Reports said that he was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and, subsequently, of the liver after a surgery on his bowel 18 months ago.
His twin brother and bandmate Maurice also died from the same hereditary condition at the age of 53 in 2003.
Gibb had been due to premiere his first classical work, “The Titanic Requiem”, composed with his son Robin-John Gibb earlier this month but his poor health prevented him from doing so.
“The Titanic Requiem,” recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, took more than two years to complete, it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner on April 15, 1912.
The Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb) was best known for 1970s hits such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” and “More Than a Woman, and “Night Fever.”