How sad that such a generous and kindly person should die at such a young age. I like many others on here and throughout the UK/World are probably unaware of just how much support Robin and his brothers have given to charities and good causes. I was Lions Club Manx Children In Need Appeal Chairman in 1997 (in the IOM). The Bee Gees agreed to record and write a new arrangement to the Manx National Anthem 'Ellan Vannen (sp?) This Beautiful Island' exclusively for our appeal!. The resulting recording was haunting, absolutely superb, meticulously recorded and sung. They then donated 100 copies of the CD to the Lions Club auction to be publicly auctioned live on Manx Radio, the proceeds of which were to be included in the days' proceedings for the Manx Children in Need Appeal. The Bee Gees were born on the IOM and they wanted to give back something to the Island.
I spoke to Robin live on air that day and publicly thanked him and the Bee Gees for this especially generous act and he was almost embarrassed at the fact that he/they had generated such gratitude. They opened their Wembley concert with 'Ellen Vannen' and it proved and still remains a very popular number in their repertoire.
It is always sad to lose anyone held in such high regard, but such a big hearted, generous, humble example of humankind makes it all the more painfull.
God Bless you Robin and many thanks from everyone whose lives you have improved whether implicitly or surruptiously.
RIP mate you were a good'un and an example to all of us.