BeeGee Robin Gibb’s legacy to land of his birth

LEGACY: Robin Gibb performing at Peel Bay Festival. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM070602 (76).

LEGACY: Robin Gibb performing at Peel Bay Festival. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM070602 (76).

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BEE Gees legend Robin Gibb is leaving a lasting legacy to the island of his birth.

Some of the biggest names in music have paid tribute to the 62-year-old star, who lost his long battle with cancer on Sunday evening.

Read the full tribute in this week’s Manx Independent

It’s been announced that his funeral will be held in Thame, Oxfordshire, where he lived with wife Dwina. It’s reported that his family is planning a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

And in a move described as a ‘magnificent gesture’, Robin’s widow has announced that all donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Isle of Man’s children’s hospice Rebecca House.

Chief Minister Allan Bell has written to Dwina conveying the island’s condolences, telling her: ‘Robin Gibb was proud of the Isle of Man and the Isle of Man is proud of Robin Gibb.’

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