Robin Gibb suffered from a deadly disease common in men prior to death

Bowel cancer: Dr Philippa Kaye lists the symptoms

The Saturday Night Fever singer was battling cancer, which had spread from his bowel to his liver.

In the weeks before his death, on May 20, 2012, The New York Times reported that Robin had pneumonia and had been in a coma.

It seems Robin’s tragic loss of life resulted from numerous complications, including that of cancer.

For his tumour to have spread from the bowel to the liver, it is indicative of stage four bowel cancer.

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According to Bowel Cancer UK, one in 15 men and one in 18 women will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime.

As with any type of cancer, the earlier the disease is diagnosed, the better the prognosis is likely to be.

Possible symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

  • Bleeding from the back passage or blood in your poo
  • A change in your normal bowel habit, such as looser poo, pooing more often or constipation
  • A lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage or tummy, more commonly on the right side
  • A feeling of needing to strain in your back passage (as if you need to poo), even after opening your bowels
  • Losing weight
  • Pain in your abdomen or back passage
  • Tiredness and breathlessness.

Anybody experiencing signs of bowel cancer is best advised to visit their local doctor.

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Of the musical trio – brothers, Robin, Barry and Maurice – only Barry is still alive at the age of 76.

Barry is still in the business of making music, having released his latest album, Greenfield, in 2021.

He most recently has been recognised as the 46th class of Honorees by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In a Tweet, Barry posted: “I’m grateful to be recognised as part of the 46th class of Honorees. Meet all the Honorees being celebrated in December.”

Barry would have had to deal with a lot of loss and grief during his lifetime, as all his siblings have passed away.

The late Robin’s twin, Maurice, died in 2003 following complications of a twisted intestine.

And their younger brother, Andy (who was not part of the Bee Gees) passed away at the age of 30 due to heart failure.

The Joy of the Bee Gees documentary is showcasing on BBC Two at 8.15pm.

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