Unfortunately this very sad news has just been published.....let's all say a little prayer ........

 

"London’s Central Hall in Westminster saw the world premiere of a new symphonic work, ‘The Titanic Requiem’ tonight (April 10). The piece, which features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famous ship on April 15, 1912. However, one of the composers of the piece, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, was unable to attend due to his deteriorating health.

The 62-year old singer, who wrote the piece with his son Robin-John, was hospitalized on March 25 due to an twisted bowel and has remained in the private clinic since. Gibb and his twin brother Maurice, were born with the intestinal issue known as volvulus. Maurice passed away in 2003 from complications resulting from the condition.

On Sunday (April 8), it was reported that Barry Gibb flew from his home in Tennessee to London to be at his brother’s side. Barry’s son Stephen also flew from Miami. British tabloids are quoting an unnamed family friend, who says that Robin has possibly contracted pneumonia and that his condition is getting worse.

This sad news comes a little more than a month after Gibb announced that he was in remission from liver cancer. Gibb was diagnosed with the disease in the fall of 2011."

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Hello Robin ' oh so sorry to hear about your dad & your aunt too ' oh your aunt was very young ' that's very sad 'it's an awful disease ' oh & your dad too , bless you . Your right about the cure too ' but what it does make you realise the power of the music & how we use the music everyday of our lives to express our emotions ' at weddings ' funerals ' engagements ' so Robin Gibb like all artists has left the best legacy to us all & his brothers have too , as well as Whitney ! when you think of Whitney ' god bless her ' the power of her music can never be forgotten ' like all music it stays in our hearts & lifts our souls . Bless you Robin ' & I'm like you I love life ' & it's really special this site ' with wonderful friends on hear ' thank you for sharing with me too . Take care . Suzy xxx

Suzanne. I wrote your name wrong. Sorry. Boltonnut who loves life. from L. A. CA

Hey Suzy, I don't know anyone who's life hasn't been affected by cancer, I'm sorry for your losses. My dad was 61 also and my mom was 48 etc etc. But there are people who have survived it for years and they say: as long as there is life, there is hope and I prefer to think that way because the alternative bluntly stinks! :D Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

Yeah the alternative does stink ' & yes lots of people are living longer with or being cured of the horrible disease your right ' my mother inlaw ' she's just survived breast cancer & I was talking to a lady the other day who had it in her limph glands & she's survived it too ' and she's only young ' but yes everyone has been affected by this ' in some way or other ' and we just have to stay positive don't we as we ' as life is life :) xx
Oh Sylvie bless you ' oh your mum & your dad was very young ' my heart goes out to you '  it really does ' let's hope together that they do find a cure ' as the drugs that they are using 'seems to be more hopefull :) take care xxx

Thanks for your sympathy Suzy and as far as a cure, I'll drink to that, cheers! Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada :D

Your welcome sylvie , and i thank you too, for all your kind and lovely messages on here , yes defaintly i would drink to a cure too , lets live in hope :D take care too suzy xx 

I always say. Where there's life, there's hope. Where are you Susan? I'm in the United States--L. A. California. I've known cancer survivors as well. One of Michael's softball team members Lonnie, I think was his name, his daughter was a young cancer survivor & I met her & she was a teen then. I pray she's still surviving. Keep the faith & have a positive & we'll all be all right. Boltonnut from L. A. Ca USA who loves life.

Drawn Carriage

Late Bee Gees star's coffin will be seen in glass-sided carriage.
Robin Gibb's coffin will be transported to his funeral tomorrow (08.06.12)
in a horse-drawn carriage through his home town.
A service is due to take place at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire,
close to the property in which the Bee Gees singer lived for many years.
Robin's glass-sided carriage - in which his coffin will be visible - will be
drawn by four horses.
In a statement, his family said: ''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 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.
They requested donations to children's charities the Rebecca House Hospice
and Wish Upon A Dream as they were ''close to his heart''.
His music will form a part of the service. His son RJ previously said that
the hit 'I Started A Joke' will be played at the church.
And the track 'Don't Cry Alone' - one of his final compositions from his
Titanic Requiem, premiered only weeks before his death - will also be
played.
A memorial service for the star is expected to follow later in the year,
possibly at St Paul's Cathedral.
Robin died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and
pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition. He was 62 years old.

Thanks for the article Robin. I'm sure there'll be a lot more articles and reports tomorrow. Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

I have one friend Glenn who had colon cancer & is in remission. When he was born, he had I can't think of what it's called but cancer of the eyes which caused him to have them eneucliated (removed). My friend Glenda survived breast cancer this year as my friend Joan is too though she now has lymph edema. Brenda, a friend is in stage 4 breast cancer & has stopped chemo. Hope to see her @ my school alumni. I know I'll see the other 3. Boltonnut from L. A. CA who loves life. Just wanted to share. My friend Judy died from liver cancer last year.

An article on Robin's funeral ......................

"Bee Gee Barry Gibb paid an emotional tribute to his brother Robin's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart" at his funeral - saying he had finally been reunited with his twin.

The 62-year-old singer died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition.

Barry, the sole surviving member of the Bee Gees trio, had a trembling voice 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 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."

Referring to the late Maurice Gibb, who died in 2003, he added: "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."

Robin's elderly mother, Barbara, left the church just before Barry - the last of the four Gibb brothers - gave his eulogy.

Mourners wept as Robin's ornate white coffin 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.

Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to pay their respects and see his coffin being taken to the church in a horse-drawn carriage.

The cortege was followed by Robin's two Irish wolfhounds, Ollie and Missy, together with friends and family. Guests in attendance included Sir Tim Rice, DJ Mike Read and Uri Geller."

and a second.........................

"Robin Gibb has been laid to rest in a small English churchyard opposite his Oxfordshire home of more than 19 years.

His mother Barbara Gibb, now in her 90s, buried the third of her sons under a rain-filled sky. She was accompanied by Gibb's children and his surviving brother Barry.

Hundreds of fans lined the windswept high street in Thame, Oxfordshire, to pay their respects to the Bee Gees   singer and songwriter  .

Although the funeral service was private, the family said Gibb had wanted his local friends to be able to say goodbye.

A glass-sided, horse-drawn carriage carried the singer's coffin draped in the flag of his birthplace the Isle of Man.

It was met outside the gates of his 13th century home by a guard of honour formed by air cadets from 594 Thame Squadron, reflecting Gibb's support for the British armed forces.

Led by a solitary piper and followed by Gibb's two Irish wolfhounds, Ollie and Missy, the funeral cortege made its way once round Thame Town Hall.

Singer Peter Andre, DJ Mike Reid, psychic Uri Geller and lyricist Sir Tim Rice were among the friends and family who made up the funeral procession.

Moira Harfield, a fan who had travelled from Winchester to pay her respects, said: "I've been a fan of the Bee Gees for nearly 47 years. They've just always been a part of my life. The music's always been there for me and I absolutely adore all of them.

"I said to my husband last night, 'I just have to be there', so here we are," she added.

Since Gibb died on May 20 from kidney failure after fighting bowel cancer and pneumonia, tributes have poured in from around the world.

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The musician behind much-loved hits like Night Fever and Staying Alive was just 62.

No cameras were allowed into St Mary's Church, where the service took place, but the strains of   How Deep is Your Love   filled the churchyard as Gibb's coffin was taken into the church.

Two of his children Spencer and Melissa read tributes to their father, as did his brother Barry.

Gibb's wife Dwina read a poem she had written called My Songbird Has Flown.

Her husband was buried close to a small memorial for his youngest brother Andy.

A public memorial service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral in London in September."

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.

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