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LONDON The funeral of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb will take place on June 8, the late star's spokesman said Wednesday.
Gibb, singer with one of the biggest-selling groups of all time and a key figure in the breakthrough of disco, died on May 20 aged 62, having lost his battle against cancer.
Gibb had been in remission earlier this year but was hospitalised in April and then fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia. Though he woke up again on April 20, he had advanced colorectal cancer and finally succumbed to his illness.
The funeral will take place in Britain and will be a "private service for close family and friends", spokesman Doug Wright said.
Donations could be made to the Rebecca House and Wish Upon A Dream children's charities on the Isle of Man, "both of which were close to the heart of Robin Gibb and his family," he said.
"A memorial service will take place later this year. Full details will be announced in due course," the brief statement said.
The Bee Gees -- brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb -- were born on the Isle of Man, a British crown dependency in the Irish Sea.
Their finely-crafted songwriting and immaculate harmonies helped them notch up record sales of more than 200 million.
The trio helped turn disco into a global phenomenon in the 1970s with hits such as "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive", and "Night Fever".