Final Farewell in Thame for Robin Gibb

Fans of the star Robin Gibb are getting the chance to pay their respects as his funeral is held in Thame.

A service is due to take place at St Mary's Church, close to the property in which the Bee Gees singer lived for many years.

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

His death drew tributes from across the music world but also from politicians including former prime minister Tony Blair, who was a close friend.

Gibb's glass-sided carriage - in which his coffin will be visible - will be drawn by four horses.

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 carriage will leave from Priests End in the town at around 1.30pm and travel along the High Street to the town hall. It will then return through the High Street to St Mary's Church.

The family asked well-wishers and fans who want to pay their final respects to use the full length of the High Street to avoid congestion.

Gibb's music will form a part of the service.

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