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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Singer, Remembered For Giving Back

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Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees is remembered for using his voice to raise awareness for a number of causes.

The group's singer and co-founder, who died at the age of 62 after battling cancer, is remembered for being the first ambassador for Outward Bound, a nonprofit that teaches service and leadership skills to struggling youth, disadvantaged groups and others through outdoor expeditions.

"As children, my brothers and I constantly challenged each other and drove each other on to new adventures and achievements," Gibb told LookToTheStars.com. "We discovered music together, teaching ourselves how to play our instruments and write our songs. Without knowing it at the time, we were immersed in the Outward Bound process of discovering our potential.

The late singer was also key in building and unveiling a memorial to the Royal Air Force's WWII Bomber Command through the Heritage Foundation, and was also an ambassador for the Diana Award, a nonprofit named after Princess Diana that recognizes inspiring young people, LookToTheStars.com reports.

Gibb also used his musical voice to promote charity. According to Xperedon.com, the singer recorded "I've Gotta Get A Message To You" to support the Royal British Legion charity's Poppy Appeal; "Greif Never Grows Old" to support tsunami relief efforts in 2005; and "Islands in the Stream" for the disaster relief nonprofit Comic Relief.

See photos below of Gibb and the Bee Gees.

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