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Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Singer had battled colon, liver cancer

(Newser) - The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb lost his battle with cancer today. He was 62. In a statement, his family announced his death "with great sadness." Though the singer had recently made what seemed like a miraculous recovery , Rolling Stone reports that Gibb fought both colon and liver cancer... More »

Robin Gibb's Own Music Woke Him From Coma

Doctors 'confounded' by recovery

(Newser) - As Robin Gibb lay in a coma, his family played Bee Gees music in his hospital room—and noticed Gibb trying to mouth the lyrics of his old songs, his family tells ITV . But it was ultimately his most recent composition, a classical piece titled "The Titanic Requiem,"... More »

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma

Gibb fell into coma battling cancer-related pneumonia

(Newser) - Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has awoken after falling into a coma after contracting pneumonia in his battle with liver and and colon cancer more than a week ago, reports the BBC . Gibb's wife Dwina says she was playing Roy Orbison's "Crying" in an effort to revive... More »

Robin Gibb in Coma: Reports

Bee Gees singer near death, says the Sun

(Newser) - Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees missed the London premiere of his Titanic Requiem this week, notes AP , and British media reports say they know why: He's near death in the hospital. The Press Association and the Sun tabloid say Gibb's family is at his bedside. If the... More »

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Has Liver Cancer

Pain forces singer to cancel appearances

(Newser) - Robin Gibb, one of two surviving Bee Gees, is battling liver cancer. The 61-year-old singer has appeared increasingly frail in recent months. Brother Barry, 65, traveled from the US to Britain to be by Gibb's side after he was hospitalized with intense abdominal pain last week. He was released... More »

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