THE family of Robin Gibb have asked fans to donate money to the Rebecca House hospice on the Isle of Man instead of sending flowers.

The 62-year-old Bee Gees singer, who had lived in Thame since 1983, died on Sunday evening after a lengthy battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Floral tributes were left outside his mansion in Priest End earlier this week by friends and fans.

A message made on Mr Gibb’s official Facebook page yesterday says his wife Dwina requested donations were made to Rebecca House instead.

Mr Gibb was born on the Isle of Man and opened the children’s hospice in 2008. Last night CEO of Hospice Isle of Man, which runs Rebecca House, Margaret Simpson, said: “It is absolutely overwhelming to be remembered like this.

“Especially as I would have thought that would be the last thing on the minds of this family at this time.

“It is such a generous gesture. Robin was always very good to us, his help was invaluable.

“His death was a loss to all of us.”

“The charity confirmed the Facebook message was genuine and had already received donations.

Messages and memories can also be left on Mr Gibb’s official website at