Brian May, Queen’s iconic guitarist, has spoken out about his close friend Taylor Hawkins’ death.

Furthermore, May said: “Taylor wasn’t even my generation. I think of him as a boy — same as I saw George Michael as a boy — to lose them feels all wrong. It makes you feel so frustrated. It makes you feel like you want to negotiate with death. It makes you feel like if you looked at it enough, if you talk about it enough, if you analyse it enough then maybe you can bring him back, but of course, that’s just not the way it all works.”

Taylor was a huge Queen fan, and Brian was constantly blown away by his knowledge of the band, frequently suggesting that Taylor knew more about Queen than he did.

George Millington