Brian May, Nancy Sinatra and Questlove pay tribute to Phil Everly
Monty Python star Eric Idle also among those paying respect to deceased Everly Brothers star
According to the Los Angeles Times, the cause of death was complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Writing on his official website, Queen guitarist Brian May said: "I feel like a huge piece of my youth just melted away. I loved, loved those guys, and still do. From the Everly Brothers I learned to play rhythm guitar (a lot of people don't have that experience these days), and I learned every note of both parts they sang."
Nancy Sinatra tweeted:
Phil Everly is gone. Touring with Phil and Don was one of the thrills of my life. I love you Phillip - Godspeed http://t.co/r7s7lGb7wS— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 4, 2014
While The Roots' Questlove simply wrote:
goodbye to Phil Everly.— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) January 4, 2014
Monty Python star Eric Idle added his thoughts:
So sad that Phil Everly has just died. I loved the Everly's and managed to meet Phil at Ringo's Star ceremony on the Walk of Fame. So Sad.— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) January 4, 2014