BEE Gees singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The Manx singer was born in the Isle of Man in 1949, but grew up in Manchester, later moving to Australia.
But they didn’t forget their Manx-roots.
Robin bought a house here on the outskirts of Peel in 2006.
Douglas Borough Council conferred the honorary Freedom of the Borough on Barry, Robin and the late Maurice Gibb – Robin’s twin, who died in 2003. The conferment ceremony was held in the Council Chamber of Douglas town hall attended by Barry and Robin Gibb, their mother Barbara and members of the Gibb family during a special meeting of the full Council.
Robin thanked Douglas Borough Council for conferring the honour, which he said ‘was very humbling’, adding he was proud to be Manx.
The singer and songwriter sold more than 200 million records and notched up dozens of hits with his brothers during his musical career.
Gibb’s family said in a statement on Sunday night: ‘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.’