Robin Gibb Dies: Fans React on Twitter
The death of Robin Gibb today (May 20) due to cancer is but the latest in a series of deaths to hit the rock community in the past few months. Gibb’s passing has caused music lovers from around the world to log on to Twitter and share their grief.
Even with a maximum of 140 characters, people were able to effectively describe what the music of the Bee Gees meant to them. Some spoke of their childhood memories, others referenced their favorite song titles or lyrics. But all of it came from the heart and with respect for the man and the legacy of great music he made over his long career. Below is a sample of the ones we found:
RIP Robin Gibb. Hope you Andy, Maurice and Donna Summer are tearing up the dancefloor in that great big disco in the sky!
— Azura Abdul Rahman (@aziebeebs) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb. The voice of an angel, one of the greatest of our generationSo incredibly sad. Send love to Barry-3 brothers gone too soon. — Maureen Van Zandt (@MVZaGoGo) May 20, 2012
RIP, Robin Gibb. The bell may have tolled, but the music you made goes on forever. youtube.com/watch?v=gSg-y4…
— Will Harris (@NonStopPop) May 21, 2012
“I just like to go with the spur of the moment. ” RIP to one of the members of a true music legend: Bee Gees:Robin Gibb + — Dalila Godoy Zamora (@dmgzamora) May 21, 2012
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again. #TheBeeGees R.I.P Robin Gibb <3
— Brianna Garcia (@BreelyJeanxo) May 21, 2012
Ok…MCA, Chuck Brown, Donna Summer, Peter Jones and Robin Gibb…all in the last week or so?? This is too much — Moira Ross (@moira_ross) May 21, 2012
Another important musician exits the stage. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died. Giving a listen to “How Deep Is Your Love” now.
— Brandon S. (@boyadamsam) May 21, 2012
RIP Robin Gibb. Bee Gees such a HUGE influence on my life. Barry is the oldest and now the only one of the brothers left. Prayers to Barry.
— Kathleen Jones (@kitkat1765) May 21, 2012
R.I.P Robin Gibb, I was brought up on the BeeGees, he was a great guy and tremendously talented. R.I.P dude x
— disenchantedlullaby (@RachtheFOOnerd) May 21, 2012
R.I.P. Robin Gibb. An amazing legacy of gorgeous psychedelic pop as well as disco. — Andrew Ryce (@andrewryce) May 21, 2012
RIP Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. More than “just” disco kings, celebrate their masterful ’60s output: 1st, Horizontal, Idea, and Odessa.
— Mike Mettler (@MikeMettler) May 21, 2012
#RIPRobinGibb So blessed to have been at his last ever stage performance at The Palladium in February. Sad loss of another great artist.
— Jaidi (@Wolrab) May 21, 2012
Wow. Rough week for disco. First Donna Summer, now Robin Gibb. Both were awesome.
— Justin Tibbet (@justibbs) May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb! I don’t care what anyone says…the Bee Gees were awesome and Robin could sing!!! Sleep Well Robin!!! — ~~Becca~~ (@LumbeeGirl_2) May 21, 2012