Robin Gibb's funeral took place in his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, today (08.06.12).

The Bee Gees singer - who died last month aged 62 after a long period of ill health - arrived for the private service at St Mary's Church in a horse-drawn carriage, and hundreds of fans lined the streets to pay their respects.

The glass-sided carriage was drawn by four horses, with his coffin visible, while a lone piper led it through the town on its way to the church.

The mourners were led by Robin's wife Dwina and his brother Barry Gibb, who was in the Bee Gees with Robin and their late brother Maurice.

During the private service - which was attended by Robin's family and friends including Sir Tim Rice, Uri Gellar and DJ Mike Read - many of the singer's hits were played, at his own request.

The first song to be heard was the Bee Gees classic 'How Deep Is Your Love', while 'I Started A Joke' and 'Don't Cry Alone', were also played.

His family had previously requested that anyone who wants to make a donation in his honour, they money to children's charities the Rebecca House Hospice and Wish Upon A Dream as they were ''close to his heart''.

While today's private service was for close family and friends only, a public memorial event will be held later this year to pay tribute to him.

Robin died from kidney failure last month after fighting cancer and pneumonia and suffering from a serious bowel condition.

The Bee Gees sold over 220 million records in their career but the group - made up of Robin, his twin brother Maurice and Barry - also suffered heartache, with their sibling Andy dying of heart failure aged just 30. The group disbanded in 2003 after the sudden death of Maurice, from complications resulting from a twisted intestine.