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Blue Plaque Unveiled For Bee Gee Robin Gibb
A blue plaque has been unveiled at the Oxfordshire home of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb, as hundreds of fans turned out to celebrate his life.
Mr Gibb died in May this year of kidney failure following a long battle with cancer and pneumonia. He was 62.
The plaque was installed by the Heritage Foundation and Thame Town Council at Gibb's home in Priestend, Thame.
Mr Gibb served as president of the Heritage Foundation between 2008 and 2011.
Fans gathered at the Bee Gee's home as the plaque was unveiled from behind a small blue curtain.
Mike Read addressed the crowd ahead of the unveiling, praising Mr Gibb as an "exceptional character.
"Everybody that knew him loved him. He wasn't a showy rock star, he wasn't a showy pop star," he said.
"He loved writing songs, he loved performing songs. That's what his life was about really."
He added: "He was an exceptional character."
Sir Tim Rice also addressed the crowd, saying: "It's a great honour for me to have known Robin and a great honour to be here today."
Singer Peter Andre was also among those at the event on Sunday. He described Mr Gibb as a "tireless, selfless" man.
He added: "We've been part of history today. People are coming from around the world to see that plaque and we were there. It's incredible. He was a great man."
The ceremony was followed by a charity garden party for 400 people in the grounds of Mr Gibb's home.
Funds raised at the party will go to the Bomber Command Memorial Maintenance Appeal Fund, of which Mr Gibb was a former president.