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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Singer, Remembered For Giving Back

Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 10:45 am

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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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  • The Bee Gees (L-R) Barry, Maurice, Robin Gibb at Heathrow Airport, London, before leaving for a 3 month World Tour. 1974

  • The Bee Gees, (l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997

  • The Gibb brothers: Barry (centre) and twins Maurice (left) and Robin (right)

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb reads to his son Spencer, circa 1974

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb with his wife Molly Hullis (r) and two children Spencer and Melissa in his home, circa 1974

  • The Bee Gees, back row, left to right: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Vince Melouney. Front, left to right: Dennis Bryon and Maurice Gibb. 1967

  • Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London. 2008

  • Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.

  • Official ambassador Robin Gibb CBE (centre) with his wife Dwina and son arriving for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball - in aid of The Outward Bound Trust - at Battersea Evolution in south London. 2009

  • Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina at No.11 Downing Street in London for the Diana Awards.

  • Members of the Bee Gees pose with Barry Manilow, far right, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Jan. 13, 1979. The brothers Gibb, from left, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, won awards for favorite popular group and favorite soul album

  • The Bee Gees, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, attend a party in 1978

  • Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family in his home in Miami Beach, Fla., Monday night, March 6, 1979. Andy's brothers, the Bee Gees, from left are, Robin, Barry and Maurice. (AP Photo)

  • British singer Robin Gibb arrives for the 46th Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media award gala in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

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