Bedside vigil for Bee Gees star
The family of Robin Gibb are maintaining their bedside vigil as the cancer-stricken Bee Gees star remains in a coma in hospital.
Wife Dwina smiled and son Robin-John waved to photographers as they entered the central London hospital.
Fans from all over the world left hundreds of messages of support and wishes for the star's swift recuperation on his Facebook page.
Emily Harrison, from Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote: "Get well, Robin, we don't want to lose another Bee Gee!! All your fans are thinking positive thoughts. May God bless you & all your families."
Narcisse Lacroix, from the Czech Republic, described how Mr Gibb's voice was one of the first she was permitted to hear as the strict ban on Western music was eased in the former socialist state.
Robin-John, 29, had been due to premier a collaborative classical work, 'The Titanic Requiem', with his father last week, but the event went ahead without Mr Gibb due to his poor health.
Other family members, including brother Barry, 65, daughter Melissa, 37, and son Spencer, 39, had also reported to have visited Mr Gibb, who is suffering from colon and liver cancer and pneumonia.
Mr Gibb had surgery on his bowel 18 months ago for an unrelated condition, but a tumour was discovered and he was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and, subsequently, of the liver. It had been thought his cancer was in remission as early as last month, but the latest deterioration in his health coincides with reports of a secondary tumour.
A statement on the singer's website RobinGibb.com said: "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. Because of this situation, Robin's website is temporarily unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience."
Mr Gibb's agent declined to comment on reports that the star may have only days left to live.
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