Bee Gees twins "finally together" says Barry Gibb at brother's funeral
The funeral of the late Robin Gibb took place earlier today (June 8) and his brother Barry paid an emotional tribute to him with a touching speech.
The Bee Gees star passed away last month after battling cancer and the service took place this afternoon at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire, where his brother Barry stressed that life simply is "too short":
"Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short. We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."
He also opened up about the death of Robin's twin, Maurice, back in 2003 and said that at least they will now be reunited: "They were both beautiful. And now they're together. They're actually together."
"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. And now they're together."
Barry Gibb added that to have lost three brothers is an "intense experience":
"This is a very strange experience, having already lost two brothers and now Rob. I think there are an awful lot of things happening right now that maybe you won't be aware of. And one is how many people came on such a terrible day. It is staggering."
"So many people loved this boy, so many illustrious people are here that loved him. And that is such a pleasure to witness. The three of us have seen a lot of crowds but I've never seen so much love in one crowd as I'm looking at today - for Rob, you know, for the music. And it's an intense experience for me."
Watch footage of Gibb's funeral below:
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