Published on June 8th, 2012 | by RMX0
Robin Gibb bid final farewell
Thousands of fans lined the streets in Robin Gibb’s hometown this afternoon to bid the singer a final farewell.
The late Bee Gee star’s family and friends followed the glass horse-drawn carriage in the town of Thame, Oxfordshire in the UK, which made its way to the private funeral.
The coach was topped with red roses and pulled by four black Friesian horses. The cortege was followed by Robin’s family, including his wife Dwina and his two Irish wolfhounds, Ollie and Missy.
A lone piper led the procession.
The decorative carriage left from Priests End in the town at around 1.30pm and travelled along the High Street to St Mary’s Church, where the ceremony took place.
Robin died of cancer last month aged 62. It had been his wish to “say a final goodbye to fans and his home town of Thame”, according to his family.
Before his death, Robin had been working on a classic piece called Titanic Requiem with his son R.J. Music from that will reportedly be played at the service. His wife Dwina is also said to be reading a poem at the funeral.
Guests were “issued with an order of service printed with a black and white picture of Gibb on the front cover, and images of red roses throughout,” according to British newspaper The Daily Mail. A picture of the three Bee Gee members – Robin, Maurice and Barry – was included on the back.
Today’s service is just for family and close friends. A public memorial will be staged in London in September.
Guests are due to leave the church to the Bee Gees song I Started A Joke.
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