05/20/2012 07:54 pm ET Updated May 20, 2012

Robin Gibb Remembered: Twitter Users React To The Legend's Passing

As the sad news of Robin Gibb's death spread across the Internet on Sunday, fans and colleagues took to Twitter to share their memories of the late Bee Gee. The icon's passing falls on the heels of Donna Summer's recent death, and thus struck many fans as another painful reminder of a fading era.

Gibb's family has released the following statement:

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Take a look at fan reactions in the gallery below, and share your memories of Gibb and the Bee Gees' music in the comments section below.

Fans and Celebrities React To Robin Gibb's Passing