John Travolta — Robin Gibb was a ‘Real Friend’

John Travolta has released a statement on the passing of Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb … calling the music legend one of the most “wonderful” people he”s ever met.

Robin — along with his brothers Barry and Maurice — put together the soundtrack for the 1977 disco classic “Saturday Night Fever” … the flick that helped propel a young John Travolta to become an international movie star.

Travolta tells our sources, “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.”