Bobby Day, whose version of "Rockin' Robin" was one of the biggest hits of 1958, died of cancer Friday, a family friend said. He was 60.

Day was hospitalized July 15 after doctors discovered an intestinal tumor while he was being treated for an ulcer, Karen Castillo, owner of Desert Rose Productions and Solid Gold Entertainment Management, said Sunday.Day was born Robert James Byrd in Texas and was the first to record the Jimmie Thomas song "Rockin' Robin," which climbed to the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts in 1958.