Billboard Music Awards pays tribute to Robin Gibb

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With the family of Robin Gibb having officially released a statement regarding his death, the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the musician Sunday with a moment of silence.

A former member of the popular group The Bee Gees (with brothers Maurice—his twin—and Barry Gibb), Robin made a name for himself in the music industry as the group’s lead singer, belting out such hits as “Night Fever” and “Staying Alive.”

RIP : Robin Gibb, One Third Of The Bee Gees : A TRIBUTE!

Gibb was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and after a long battle, passed away Sunday. The news came not even a half hour into the Billboard Music Awards, when hosts Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell (yep, the parents from Modern Family) paused to inform the audience and allow for a moment of silence out of respect. Surely, had this happened just 24 hours earlier, there would be a full-blown tribute to Robin Gibb.

Rest in peace, Robin. The music industry has lost a great man, and a wonderful talent.

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