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

Brian May, Nancy Sinatra and Questlove pay tribute to Phil Everly

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Brian May, Nancy Sinatra and The Roots' Questlove have been among the celebrities paying tribute to the Everly Brothers' Phil Everly, who has died aged 74.

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:




While The Roots' Questlove simply wrote:




Monty Python star Eric Idle added his thoughts:



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