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Celebrities in Thame for Robin Gibb

Stars of the stage and screen have been mixing with the residents of Thame in Oxfordshire this afternoon, ahead of the unveiling of a plaque at the late Robin Gibb's home.

The blue plaque pays tribute to the late Bee Gees life and career.

Among those attending the special ceremony near St Mary's Church were Peter Andre, Tim Rice and radio presenter Bob Harris.

Blue plaque for Bee Gees star

Robin Gibb who sadly passed away earlier this year following a long battle with cancer Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A blue plaque will be unveiled at the former home of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb later. The musician died in May following a lengthy battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Thame in Oxfordshire to pay their last respects at his funeral in June.

An invited audience will attend the unveiling this afternoon.

Plaque and party to celebrate the life of Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb unveils another plaque in 2008 Credit: PA

A BLUE plaque to Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb is due to be unveiled at the Oxfordshire house he loved next month.

It will be followed by a celebratory ticket-only garden party, which members of the public can attend, at the home he shared with his family in Thame on Sunday, September 30.

His wife Dwina said: "It is so well-deserved.

"Robin wrote a lot of songs in this house. It is where he created the Titanic Requiem with his son RJ and it is where Barry and Robin wrote You Win Again."

Mr Gibb died on May 20, aged 62, after a lengthy battle with cancer and pneumonia.

People flocked to his home - The Prebendal in Priest End, leaving floral tributes outside.

Then on June 8, thousands of people lined the streets to bid a tearful farewell to the music legend as he was laid to rest at St Mary's Church.


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