Gibb family holding vigil for brave star

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THE family of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb are holding a bedside vigil as the popular star battles through a coma.

Robin, 62, whose family has lived in Thame for many years, was admitted into a London hospital last Friday with pneumonia and has been in a coma ever since.

He was diagnosed with colon cancer after surgery for a blocked bowel in 2010, with the disease later spreading to his liver.

His latest setback comes after a series of operations and treatments, and amid reports of a new tumour.

Dwina, his children and his brother Barry have been praying at his bedside at a private hospital in Chelsea, West London.

His website, www.robingibb.com, has been down for the last few days due to ‘excessive traffic,’ it says.

The site’s homepage now simply reads: “Sadly the reports are true that Robin has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma.

“We are all hoping and praying that he will pull through.”

On his Facebook page, fans have left Robin messages wishing the best to him and his family.

“Just keep fighting hard, it’s all you can do, my thoughts are with you and your family. I pray for you all,” says one tribute.

Another reads: “Praying loud and long for Robin.

“For the Gibbs’ family members, I know you are all at Robin’s side and he feels your love and strength.

“Please relay to him how much he is loved by his fans as well, and that we believe in miracles.”

Sadly, Robin was too ill to attend the London premiere of his classical piece, Titanic Requiem, last week, which he co-wrote with his son Robin-John Gibb.

Owners of The Book House in Thame, Brian and Louise Pattinson, were lucky enough to have been invited to the event by the Gibb family.

Brian described the event as moving, and said there ‘was not a dry eye in the place’ as Robin’s piece received a standing ovation.