Robin Gibb, Bee Gees, Funeral


Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb may have passed, but his sweet tunes will certainly never be forgotten.

Family, friends and hundreds of loyal fans flocked to the music man's hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, for a funeral procession to honor the late singer.

A horse-drawn carriage pulled Gibb's coffin to St. Mary's Church in the small English town where the funeral services were held.

Gibb's wife, Dwina Murphy-Gibb, and his brother, Barry Gibb, both attended the procession.

Barry, the only surviving member of the Bee Gees' trio, addressed the congregation and paid respect to his brother: "Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short. We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."

He also recognized the throng of fans who came to support Gibb's family and honor the musical legend:

"So many people loved this boy, so many illustrious people are here that loved him. And that is such a pleasure to witness," Barry Gibb said. "The three of us have seen a lot of crowds but I've never seen so much love in one crowd as I'm looking at today—for Rob, you know, for the music. And it's an intense experience for me."

Gibb passed away May 20 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62 years old.

Maurice Gibb, Robin's twin and bandmate, passed away in 2003.

Though they got their start as a British Invasion band of the 1960s, Robin and brothers Barry and Maurice sang and co-wrote the biggest hits of the 1970s' disco era including "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep Is Your Love," "Night Fever" and "Nights on Broadway."

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