Robin Gibb Dead at 62: Celebrities React

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We've lost many musical icons in 2012, including Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and Donna Summer. Now, we're adding another disco icon to the list: The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb.

Robin -- one-third of the musical brother trio -- passed away at his home in the U.K. "following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery." The singer came forward with his illness last fall and went into a coma in recent months, but he emerged and was ready to rock, according to his wife.

Now, we're left to mourn another musical legend. Fans, including celebrity friends, remembered Robin as an irreplaceable talent.

Bryan Adams

Canadian rocker feels the way we do: Too many singers are dying too young.

"Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young," he tweeted.

Carson Daly

"The Voice" host Carson Daly echoed Adams' words, adding that cancer is claiming too many lives. "Sad to hear about Robin Gibb. Cancer is robbing us of our loved ones way to often. We gotta beat this thing," he tweeted.

Danni Minogue

Australian singer Danni Minogue expressed her sadness through Bee Gees lyrics.

"We start believin' now that we can be who we are - Grease is the word… RIP Robin Gibb," she tweeted.

Adam Shankman

Choreographer Adam Shankman was upset when Donna Summer died and is just as heartbroken over Robin's death.

"RIP #robingibb!!! First Donna, now u. u gave me my first saturday night fever, & it never came down. U 2 r in that great disco in the sky."

Victoria Justice

Teen Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice expressed her sadness to her fans, but she included an explanation of who he was to her younger followers.

"So sad 2 hear Robin Gibb (1 of the BeeGees) has passed. 'How Deep Is Your Love' will always b 1 of my favorite songs."

Lance Armstrong

Cyclist Lance Armstrong knows the affects of cancer just as well as anyone. "RIP Robin Gibb. Continues to sadden me to see cancer take our loved ones. Gotta put a stop to it," he tweeted.

Jeffrey Ross

Comedian Jeffrey Ross added some ill-placed comedy in his remembrance of Robin.

"Bee Gee Robin Gibb passed away last night from Saturday Night Fever. #roastinpeace," he tweeted.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks got to know Robin during her time on "American Idol" and reacted to his death at the Billboard Music Awards.

"Oh no!" Jordin Sparks said, according to MTV News. "I thought he was doing better. Barry Gibb [Robin's brother and fellow Bee Gee], when I was on '[American] Idol,' he was one of our mentors, and it was so amazing to meet him. I actually discovered my love for Bee Gees music through that week, and 'Too Much Heaven' and 'Emotions' are two of my favorite songs, and 'Stayin' Alive,' of course. Classic. But it's so sad," she added. "I just can't [believe it]."

Justin Bieber

Teen singer Justin Bieber was sad about Robin's death, but he wasn't too familiar with the work of the Bee Gees.

"I definitely listened to the Bee Gees," Justin Bieber told MTV News. "I'm not too familiar with them, but it's definitely sad what happened. My heart goes out to him and his family."

Carrie Underwood

Superstar Carrie Underwood remembered growing up with the Bee Gees.

"My parents listened to the Bee Gees quite a bit when I was little, so I was definitely exposed to them at an early age. They just had a sound that was all their own, obviously, [it was] never duplicated," she told MTV. "They were very influential on music in general, and it's very sad to hear about any loss. There have been a lot of legends lost this year, so it's always sad to see it happen, but they are paying a couple of tributes here [at the Billboard Music Awards], and I know that they'll be classy and respectful and allow us all to remember them."

Gavin DeGraw

As a songwriter, singer Gavin DeGraw has a special appreciation for the Bee Gees.

"Let's talk about the Bee Gees. That's an iconic group. Not just a great band, but a great group of songwriters," DeGraw said Sunday night. "Even long after the Bee Gees' success on the pop charts, they were still writing songs for other people, huge hit songs. Their talent went far beyond their moment of normal pop success. It is a loss to the music industry and a loss of an iconic group. The beauty of this industry is that we do pay tribute and every artist coming up is a fan of a generation prior to it, so there's a real tradition element to it."

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