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08/06/2012 12:48 BST | Updated 08/08/2012 06:12 BST

Robin Gibb Funeral: Bee Gee Brother Barry Tells Of 'Magnificent Mind And Beautiful Heart'

Bee Gee Barry Gibb paid an emotional tribute to his brother Robin's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart" at his funeral today - saying he had finally been reunited with his twin.

The 62-year-old singer died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition.

Barry, the sole surviving member of the Bee Gees trio, had a trembling voice as he told the congregation at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire: "Life is too short. In Robin's case, absolutely too short.

"We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."

Referring to the late Maurice Gibb, he added: "They were both beautiful. And now they're together. They're actually together."

Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for the funeral

Maurice died in 2003. Barry Gibb said: "When you're twins, you're twins all your life. You go through every emotion.

"And they're finally together. I think the greatest pain for Robin in the past 10 years was losing his twin brother, and I think it did all kinds of things to him.

"And now they're together."

Gibb's elderly mother, Barbara, left the church just before Barry - the last of the four Gibb brothers - gave his eulogy.

He told the congregation: "This is a very strange experience, having already lost two brothers and now Rob.

"I think there are an awful lot of things happening right now that maybe you won't be aware of. And one is how many people came on such a terrible day. It is staggering.

"So many people loved this boy, so many illustrious people are here that loved him. And that is such a pleasure to witness.

"The three of us have seen a lot of crowds but I've never seen so much love in one crowd as I'm looking at today - for Rob, you know, for the music. And it's an intense experience for me.

"I think it's an experience none of us will forget. We will keep him in our hearts and minds forever."