When Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb passed away on Sunday at the age of 62 following a battle with cancer, fans and the music world were quick to express condolences--many of them directed to Robin's older brother, Barry, who is the sole living brother of the Gibb family.
Barry Gibb has finally responded--not with a formal statement, but with a tender tribute that celebrates not only Robin, but also his other late siblings Maurice (who died in 2003) and baby brother Andy (who passed at age 30 in 1988). The video he's posted on YouTube is titled "Bodding"--a family nickname for Robin--and shows amazing footage of the family growing up, as well as documentation of the various stages of the Bee Gees' record-setting career.
The moving tribute is all set to the Bee Gees ballad "Heart Like Mine." Bee Gees fans will undoubtedly delight in the vintage glimpses of the Gibbs--but just a warning: it's a tearjerker. You may need to reach for your box of tissues.
There still is no official word from Barry Gibb on his younger brother's death. However, it's hard to imagine a more touching record of Robin Gibb's life than this one. R.I.P., Robin, and our heartfelt condolences yet again to the Gibb family.
- Robin Gibb
- Barry Gibb