20/05/12... Robin Gibb R.I.P. -
AFTER astounding doctors with his recovery from a coma, and his on-going determination to fight his illness, Robin Gibb died of cancer earlier today.
Robin has lived in the 13th Century Prebendal in Thame, with his wife Dwina, for many years, making very few appearances in public in the town, one main exception being when he turned on the town's Christmas lights in 2004.
On another occassion Robin went to the home of a young handicapped boy to present a cheque for a sum of money raised by Thame's carnival committee for special treatment for the boy.
More recently, he and Dwina had expressed their concern about a decision to choose the old pig farm in Oxford Road, Thame, as its preferred site for a new housing development.
Robin was born in the Isle of Man in 1949, the third eldest of five. After the family emigrated to Australia, Robin formed the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice and his older brother Barry.
The Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop acts of all time with estimated record sales of more than £100 million.
Robin leaves behind his wife Dwina and their son, Robin-John, aged 29, with whom he recently completely a classical requiem to those who lost their lives in the sinking of The Titanic.
He also has two other children, Spencer, 39, and Melissa, 37, from his marriage to Molly Hullis, and a younger child, Snow Robin, born following an affair with a housekeeper, Claire Yang, in 2008.
PHOTO: Flashback to 2004 when Robin turned officially turned on Thame's Christmas lights.