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Thursday 21 August 2014

Robin Gibb's deathbed tribute to twin brother

Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb paid tribute to his late twin brother Maurice Gibb just before he died, it is reported.

The Bee Gees star passed away on Sunday at the age of 62 after a battle with liver cancer which had spread to his colon.

Maurice died back in 2003 due to complications from a twisted intestine but family sources told Britain's Daily Mirror that Robin was thinking about him in his last moments.

"I wish Mo was here," he said to family at his bedside. "I can't believe he is gone."

Insiders told the publication that Robin never moaned about his illness even as he drifted in and out of a coma.

"Robin was incredible to the end," the source said. "We all knew he was seriously unwell, but his strength of character meant he never once mentioned the possibility he might not make it.

"Instead he talked constantly about touring again, working with his brother Barry, and about how much he missed Maurice, or Mo as he called him.

"It was very moving to hear him speak so lovingly of his twin brother - as though he had never quite accepted that he had gone and still felt the same amazing connection between the two of them that they'd always had."

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