DIGEST: Robin Gibb, A Life In Pictures

Robin Gibb's wife has opened up about her grief for the first time since the Bee Gees star's death last month, revealing she sleeps with his teddy bear to remind her of her late husband.

The disco legend passed away following a long battle with liver and colon cancer, and his funeral on Friday drew stars including lyricist Sir Tim Rice, singer Peter Andre and actor Leslie Phillips.

His wife Dwina was joined by his last remaining brother Barry, his elderly mother Barbara and their two sons at the moving service - and now she's revealed her pain at becoming a widow at 59.

Dwina tells The Sun she redecorated the couple's bedroom while Robin was in hospital ready for his return - and she's been left devastated about changing the decor now the star has passed away.

Robin Gibb's life in pictures...

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  • Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family in his home in Miami Beach, Fla., Monday night, March 6, 1979. Andy's brothers, the Bee Gees, from left are, Robin, Barry and Maurice. (AP Photo)

  • The Bee Gees, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, attend a party in 1978

  • Members of the Bee Gees pose with Barry Manilow, far right, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Jan. 13, 1979. The brothers Gibb, from left, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, won awards for favorite popular group and favorite soul album

  • The Gibb brothers: Barry (centre) and twins Maurice (left) and Robin (right)

  • The Bee Gees (L-R) Barry, Maurice, Robin Gibb at Heathrow Airport, London, before leaving for a 3 month World Tour. 1974

  • The Bee Gees, (l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb reads to his son Spencer, circa 1974

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb with his wife Molly Hullis (r) and two children Spencer and Melissa in his home, circa 1974

  • Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London. 2008

  • Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.

  • Official ambassador Robin Gibb CBE (centre) with his wife Dwina and son arriving for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball - in aid of The Outward Bound Trust - at Battersea Evolution in south London. 2009

  • Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina at No.11 Downing Street in London for the Diana Awards.

  • British singer Robin Gibb arrives for the 46th Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media award gala in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

She says: "I changed the curtains, and made everything nice. But I hadn't realised that Robin would never come home again. Now all I want is the old room back - and Robin with it.

"I always sleep with his teddy bear beside me. I gave it to him a long time ago and had Robin's initials embroidered on the teddy's little blue shirt."

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Opening up about the funeral, Dwina adds: "I was moved to tears during our son RJ's tribute to Robin. He said, 'My best friend. My daddy. I love you so much. You were a brilliant light and a true inspiration'. When he said the word 'daddy', RJ became a little boy again, vulnerable, missing his father so much. I broke down."

But watching Robin's coffin being carried out to the churchyard was overwhelming for Dwina: "It was like being in a dream. I felt like an observer. It was the only way my mind and heart could cope."

And Dwina struggled to cope as mourners left the reception following the service. She adds: "I was surrounded by loving people. But after everybody left, the steps upstairs were the loneliest I have ever taken.

"I know Robin would have appreciated everything about the funeral, though. It was him to a T. He didn't like hearses, which is why his coffin was carried in a glass carriage."

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Dwina also reveals Robin's last words before his death: "He mouthed to me, 'Dwina, I want to go home.' Instead, he is now on his last journey - but at least I know he is safe. I am proud of Robin's life, what he has achieved and the inspiration and the happiness he gave so many people.

"Very few people are creative and successful and give so much and inspire others to be creative as well. His legacy is wonderful. When I hear his music I can bear it, because I love it so."

She adds: "I am devastated to have lost my best friend, my husband, my brother. Robin was everything to me. I shall miss him for the rest of my life."

Pictures of the funeral below...

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  • The hearse containing Robin Gibb leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The family of Robin Gibb, including brother Barry and wife Dwina,follows his hearse as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The family of Robin Gibb, including brother Barry and wife Dwina,follows his hearse as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A message for Bee Gee Robin Gibb is seen on a building as the funeral procession leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A lone piper leads the funeral procession of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A message for Bee Gee Robin Gibb is seen in a lingerie shop as the funeral procession leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A lone piper leads the funeral procession of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is brought to St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire for his funeral.

  • The back of the Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is held up before his funeral at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  • The front of the Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is held up before his funeral at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L), Robin's son Robin-John Gibb (4L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb (2R) and other members of the Gibb family arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: General view of Robin Gibb's horse drawn glass carriage during his funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Peter Andre arrives for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Flowers left at the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb by his brother and family at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Flowers left at the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb by his wife at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Bee Gee Barry Gibb (centre) walks in front of the coffin of his brother Robin Gibb as it is carried from his funeral service at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Bee Gee Barry Gibb at the funeral of his brother Robin Gibb at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    The coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb carried from his funeral service at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  • Barbara Gibb, (C) mother of Bee Gee Robi

    Barbara Gibb, (C) mother of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, leaves St Mary's Church in Thame, central England, on June 8, 2012, after a funeral service for Robin. A horse-drawn carriage took the coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb to a church in his home town of Thame in England on Friday for his funeral, through crowds lined up to pay their respects. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages)