Robin Gibb fans will have last chance to pay respects

Robin Gibb Credit: Zak Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Fans of late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb will have a chance to pay their final respects when his horse-drawn carriage travels through his former home town on Friday.

His glass-sided carriage will tour the streets of Thame in Oxfordshire before an intimate funeral service for family and friends at St Mary's Church.

Gibb died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition.

The death of the founding Bee Gees member and prolific songwriter, drew tributes from across the music world.

In a statement, his family said that "at his wish, he will say a final goodbye to fans and his home town of Thame, Oxon, this Friday prior to the funeral".

The Bee Gees sign fans' copies of their book in the Liberty store in central London in 1983 Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The carriage will leave at 1:30pm and travel along the High Street twice before stopping at St Mary's Church. Gibb's family has asked well-wishers to use the full length of the High Street to avoid congestion.

Gibb's music will form a part of the church service. His son RJ confirmed that the Bee Gees hit I Started A Joke will be played, as well as Don't Cry Alone - one of his final compositions from his Titanic Requiem.