Music stars pay tribute to Robin Gibb

Published Monday, 21 May 2012
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Heartfelt tributes for late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb have poured in from the world of music.

Music stars pay tribute to Robin Gibb

The British singer passed away on Sunday after losing his battle with colon and liver cancer, and music stars have been quick to pay tribute to the disco pioneer.

Rocker Bryan Adam remembered Gibb in a post on his Twitter page, writing: "Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young."

Carrie Underwood said: "My parents listened to the Bee Gees quite a bit when I was little, so I was definitely exposed to them at an early age. They just had a sound that was all their own, obviously, it was never duplicated. They were very influential on music in general, and it's very sad to hear about any loss. There have been a lot of legends lost this year."

Singer Gavin DeGraw remarked: "Let's talk about the Bee Gees. That's an iconic group. Not just a great band, but a great group of songwriters. Even long after the Bee Gees' success on the pop charts, they were still writing songs for other people, huge hit songs.

"Their talent went far beyond their moment of normal pop success. It is a loss to the music industry and a loss of an iconic group. The beauty of this industry is that we do pay tribute and every artist coming up is a fan of a generation prior to it, so there's a real tradition element to it."

Justin Bieber added: "I definitely listened to the Bee Gees... My heart goes out to him and his family."

While 1980s British pop superstars Duran Duran wrote in a post on the band's Twitter page: "Sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

"Our condolences to his friends and family," and Hollywood director Adam Shankman tweeted, "RIP Robin Gibb!!! First Donna (Summer), now u (sic). U gave me my first Saturday Night Fever, & it never came down. U 2 r (You too are) in that great disco in the sky."

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