Robin Gibb’s former lover not invited to funeral

Robin Gibb The mother of Robin Gibb's love-child has not been invited to his funeral today. The legendary Bee Gees singer - who passed away from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition - fathered a daughter, Snow Robin, with housekeeper Claire Yang three years ago, but his wife Dwina has told friends she would be unhappy if Claire attended today's service, though she hasn't been banned outright. A friend told the Daily Mirror: "Dwina has said that she would loathe her to be there but there won't be any scene whatsoever if she came along to pay her respects." Robin had a long affair with Essex-born Claire, who was asked to leave the Gibbs' 12th-century mansion by Dwina, 59, after she got pregnant. Meanwhile, fans of the 62-year-old singer can pay their final respects when his glass-sided carriage is drawn by four horses through his local town of Thame in Oxfordshire, South East England today. In a statement, his family said: "At his wish, he will say a final goodbye to fans and his home town of Thame, Oxon, prior to the funeral." Dwina will read a poem she has composed especially for his funeral, while their 29-year-old son RJ has revealed that the hit 'I Started A Joke' will be played at the church along with the track 'Don't Cry Alone' - one of Robin'e final compositions from his Titanic Requiem, which premiered only weeks before his death. A memorial service for the star is expected to follow later in the year, possibly at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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  1. jorge barbosa da costa • June 9, 2012 @ 12:22 AM

    grande artista deixarao sempre recordaçaes ,as possos sempre irao mas ficarao etemanemte preservados em massos lembrancas essa e ahomenagem para familias,que deus abençoes a tondo e adeus,adeus do brazil?

  2. Deb • June 9, 2012 @ 5:07 PM

    What a cheater. If I was his wife I would’ve skipped the funeral of the stinking adulterer. I hope she inherited everything and the tramp, nothing.

  3. Jo-Anne • June 9, 2012 @ 8:24 PM

    how does one get over a partner having a child with the nanny? “unhappy” if she attended? It’d be hard to be on the same planet…

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