Survivor, along with his first wife Molly, of the infamous Hither Green train wreck of 1967, which killed nearly 50 people. Briefly embarked on a solo career between 1969 and 1970, releasing one album, Robin's Reign, and recording a second unreleased record, before reuniting with his band mate brothers, Barry and Maurice. Appeared on the title track of the 1978 children's music album Sesame Street Fever. In 1994, was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a member of the Bee Gees, and in 1997 the group received their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Composed, with his son Robin-John Gibb, his first classical piece, The Titanic Requiem, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship, in 2012. In April 2012, developed pneumonia and fell into a two-week coma. He temporarily recovered before passing away in May 2012.