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21 May 2012, 11:21
The music world has been reacting to the tragic news that the Bee Gees star has passed away last night.
Justin Bieber has lead the tributes to Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb who passed away last night (20th May) following a long battle with cancer.
The 'One Time' singer told MTV news at the Billboard Music Awards 2012 that his heart went out to the star's family at this sad time.
"I definitely listened to the Bee Gees," Justin Bieber confessed. "I'm not too familiar with them, but it's definitely sad what happened. My heart goes out to him and his family."
Justin Timberlake took to his Twitter account shortly after the news to explain how saddened he was to have lost one of his idols.
"We have lost a truly brilliant musician today. One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family in this time of sorrow...RIP Robin," he tweeted.
The Wanted singer Max George also spoke to MTV about his memories of the singer.
"My first memory of the Bee Gees was the film 'Saturday Night Fever,' which is one of my favorites," he admitted. "I love the Bee Gees. They're obviously legends and heroes of ours and people we look up to. It's a really sad loss. Our thoughts go out to all of his family."
Bruno Mars logged onto his social networking account to pay tribute with the simple message: "R.I.P Robin Gibb."
Robin had a long and brave battle with colon and liver cancer since 2011 and fell into a coma just last month with pneumonia with doctors giving him just a ten percent chance of survival.
The singer's death comes almost a decade after his twin brother Maurice passed away in 2003 with a heart attack following intestinal surgery.
Robin was responsible for creating such worldwide hits as 'Massachusetts', 'How Deep Is Your Love' and 'Stayin' Alive' and sold over 200 million records worldwide with the Bee Gees.