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.
Mourners and well-wishers crowded the streets of Thame today to pay tribute to the 'magnificent' talent of Robin Gibb.
Fans are expected to pay respects to Bee Gees star Robin Gibb as his body is taken in a horse-drawn carriage to his funeral in Oxfordshire.