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2012-05-22 07:57
John Travolta Robin Gibb
Los Angeles - John Travolta has described the late Robin Gibb as one of the most "wonderful people" he'd ever met.

The Bee Gees singer lost his long battle with colon and liver cancer on Sunday and John is the latest star to pay tribute to Robin, whom he regarded as a "real friend".

He told gossip website TMZ: "I thought Robin was one of the most wonderful people - gifted, generous, and a real friend to everyone he knew. And we'll miss him."

Saturday Night Fever

Robin and his brothers and Bee Gees bandmates - Barry and the late Maurice - recorded the soundtrack for 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, which helped propel John into an international star.

Following his tragic death at the age of 62, tributes from all across the world flooded in with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking of his sadness.

He said: "Robin was not only an exceptional and extraordinary musician and songwriter, he was a highly intelligent, interested and committed human being.

"He was a great friend with a wonderful open and fertile mind and a student of history and politics. I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with [his wife] Dwina and all the family."

Other stars to pay tribute to him include Duran Duran, Liam Gallagher, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Diana Ross.

Robin was in the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice - who died in 2003 aged 53 - and their elder brother Barry, 65, who was among those to keep a vigil by his bedside in the weeks before his death. The star's family have asked for privacy so they can grieve.

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