Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb will be honored at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral in September during a public memorial service.
His body will be laid to rest rest during a funeral near his home in Thame, Oxfordshire. His spirit will be remembered with music by the Bee Gees and Roy Orbison, along with his favorite hymns Jerusalem and I Vow to Thee My Country.
Robin-John Gibb, (His Son) has said that it was actually liver failure, not cancer, that caused his father’s demise. Gibb underwent a blood transfusion just before his death that gave him 12 more hours to live, as his son explained:
“He wanted to live. The last option was a blood transfusion, which gave him another 12 hours. My father always told us he wanted us to try everything, no matter how futile it may seem … We watched him go and told him we loved him.”
We will be thinking of friends and family on this sad day.
John Travolta is said to be deeply saddened by the death of Robin Gibb and released a statement that calls the musician one of the most “wonderful” people he’s ever met.
John had loads of respect for the Bee Gee since he and his brothers were responsible for the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, the 1977 hit that put the star on the map.
John told sources:
“I thought Robin was one of the most wonderful people — gifted, generous, and a real friend to everyone he knew. And we’ll miss him.”
Thats so lovely!!
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Beyonce is said to be very emotional about the passing of The Bee Gees star,Robin Gibb.
The singer has talked about the star who passed away Sunday, by writing a message on her website for fans and family to see.
“The Bee Gees were an early inspiration for me, Kelly andMichelle. We loved their songwriting and beautiful harmonies. Recording their classic song, Emotion, was a special time forDestiny’s Child. Sadly we lost Robin Gibb this week. My heart goes out to his brother Barry and the rest of his family.”
So sad still cant believe that he has died!
There has been so much celebrity support for Robin Gibb on twitter for fellow celebs.
They really have been lovely and said some nice things!
Look below for some celebrity tweeets:
The Script: R.I.P. Robin Gibb. We met Robin+Barry in NY. Such a lovely guy. Prayers 2 his family. 2 many Legends being taken from us 2 early G
Dannii Minogue: We start believin’ now that we can be who we are – Grease is the word…RIP Robin Gibb.
Paula Abdul: I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb. It was my great privilege to work with him, he was such a kind soul… the Bee Gees were and are music legends. My thoughts and prayers are with Robin Gibb’s family & friends.
Duran Duran: Sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb of the BeeGees. Our condolences to his friends and family.
Adam Shankman: RIP #robingibb!!! First Donna, now u. u gave me my first saturday night fever, & it never came down. U 2 r in that great disco in the sky
David Boreanaz: R.I.P. Robin Gibb. The Bee Gees, one of the most successful groups in pop music history. Pure genius.
Justin Timberlake: We have lost a truly brilliant musician today. One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family in this time of sorrow…RIP Robin.
Bryan Adams: Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.
Mario Lopez: R.I.P Robin Gibb..Big Bee Gees fan! Wrote so many great songs too..Our Disco stars are off to perform in the big club upstairs! #NightFever
DJ Dave Pearce: Very sad to learn Robin Gibb has passed away. My thoughts are with his family and friends- Another artist who inspired so many- a great loss.
Lance Armstrong: RIP Robin Gibb. Continues to sadden me to see cancer take our loved ones. Gotta put a stop to it.
Carson Daly: Sad to hear about Robin Gibb. Cancer is robbing us of our loved ones way to often. We gotta beat this thing. http://www.Breakawayfromcancer.com
R.I.P. gone but never forgotten!!
This is very very sad!
Hes had a hard last few months batterling with cancer , Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has passed away at the age of 62.
A statement from the family has said:
“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.”
The good thing out of this is now hes resting and out of his pain.
We are thinking of his friends and family at the very sad time. Let him R.I.P.