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:

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