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Surviving Bee Gee keeps new tour in the family

The surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb has been keeping it in the family by getting back on the stage to sing with his brother's daughter. Most people have hummed his catchy falsetto melodies at one time or another. But now the sole surviving Bee Gee, is back on tour.

Of course there are no brothers alongside him, but there's a family connection all the same.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:

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Barry Gibb's video eulogy for his brother

Barry Gibb, the last remaining member of the Bee Gees, has released a video eulogy for his brother Robin. The video, titled Bodding (Robin's childhood nickname), features clips from various stages of Robin's life set to the 1993 Bee Gees ballad Heart Like Mine.

62-year-old Robin died from kidney failure last month and has been buried today in his home town of Thane, in Oxfordshire.

Robin Gibb 'reunited with his twin'

Mourners wept as the coffin of Robin Gibb entered the church to the sound of the Bee Gees' hit How Deep Is Your Love. Close relatives, including Robin's widow, Dwina, and his mother followed behind. One woman was so overcome with grief she had to be physically supported as she walked to her seat.

Gibb's elderly mother Barbara left the church just before her last remaining son Barry gave a moving eulogy paying tribute to his dead brothers. Barry said:

This is a very strange experience, having already lost two brothers and now Rob. [...] When you're twins, you're twins all your life. You go through every emotion. And they're finally together. I think the greatest pain for Robin in the past 10 years was losing his twin brother, and I think it did all kinds of things to him.

Barry Gibb pays emotion tribute to his brother

The Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb Credit: Press Association

The last remaining member of the Bee Gees trio, Barry Gibb, paid an emotional tribute to his brother Robin's "magnificent mind and beautiful heart" at his funeral today.

Barry Gibb's voice broke as he told the congregation at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire:

"Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short.[...] We should have had 20, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."

Referring to his other brother Maurice Gibb he added:

"They were both beautiful. And now they are together. They're actually together."

The back of the Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb Credit: Press Association

Family and friends in Robin Gibb funeral procession

Robins Gibb's coffin was carried through the Thame in Oxfordshire in a glass-sided carriage pulled by four black horses. Heading up the procession following his coffin were his two Irish wolf hounds, Ollie and Missy.

His wife was comforted by his remaining brother Barry as they walked behind the coffin towards the church, with his two sons RJ and Spencer following closely behind.

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