Hundreds of fans descended on the village of Thame in Oxfordshire today to say a final farewell to Bee Gees star Robin Gibb as he was laid to rest.
A horse drawn carriage carried his white coffin to the church through the streets of the village where fans had gathered to pay their last respects. Barry Gibb, the last remaining member of the iconic group walked behind alongside Robin’s wife Dwina Gibb and other family members.
His beloved Irish wolfhounds Ollie and Missy also walked behind the carriage and wore black bows around their necks.
As requested by the star, who died last month at the age of 62 their hit ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ was the first song played at the emotional service.
Barry made a touching tribute to his brother who died from kidney failure on the 20th May following a long battle with colon cancer and pneumonia.
According to The Telegraph the sole surviving member of the Bee Gees had a trembling voice as he addressed the congregation at St Mary’s Church.
"Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short,” he said. "We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."
Robin’s twin, Maurice Gibb died in 2003 and Barry paid tribute to the pair who he said had been “reunited”.
"They were both beautiful. And now they're together. They're actually together." He added.
The Bee Gees ruled the charts in the 1970s with such hits as ‘More Than A Woman’ and ‘Night Fever’.
Stars Tim Rice and Uri Geller were among mourners at the service.
Robin's Final Farewell