Crowds line streets to bid farewell to Robin Gibb

Barry Gibb leads his brother Robin Gibb's coffin out of St Mary's Church to the graveside, following his funeral in Thame, England, June 8. Robin Gibb, a member of the iconic Bee Gees pop group died May 20, after a long battle with cancer. Royal Air Force Cadets line the route to the grave.
Barry Gibb leads his brother Robin Gibb's coffin out of St Mary's Church to the graveside, following his funeral in Thame, England, June 8. Robin Gibb, a member of the iconic Bee Gees pop group died May 20, after a long battle with cancer. Royal Air Force Cadets line the route to the grave. Alastair Grant/AP Photo

LONDON — Crowds are lining the streets of a southern English town as a horse-drawn carriage pulls the coffin of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb to his funeral.

Gibb, one of three brothers who comprised the singing trio known for its soaring harmonies, died May 20 at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.

A lone bagpiper led the procession through the streets of Thame, where Gibb lived. Four black horses followed, drawing a glass-sided white carriage covered in red roses that bore the singer's coffin.

A service is due to take place at St Mary's Church, close to the property where Gibb lived for many years.

Of four brothers, only fellow Bee Gees member Barry Gibb survives.

Barry Gibb places a rose on his brother Robin's grave during his burial in the churchyard in Thame, England June 8.
Barry Gibb places a rose on his brother Robin's grave during his burial in the churchyard in Thame, England June 8. Max Nash/AP Photo
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