Horse-drawn carriage to carry Gibb’s coffin

June 7th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 7 (IANS) Late singer Robin Gibb’s coffin will be taken to the funeral ground in a glass-sided horse-drawn carriage.

A service is due to take place Friday at the St Mary’s Church in Thame, Oxfordshire, close to the property in which the Bee Gees singer lived for many years.

“At his wish, he will say a final goodbye to fans and his home town of Thame, Oxon, this Friday prior to the funeral,” quoted a family member as saying in a statement.

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. His music will form part of the service.

His son RJ previously said that the song “I started a joke” will be played at the church.

A memorial service for the star is expected to follow later in the year, possibly at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Gibb died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia. He was 62 years old.

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