Sir Brian May is devastated when his best friend of 30 years dies suddenly – he says it is “one of the saddest days” of his life

SIR Brian May has shared his grief after his best friend of 30 years died suddenly.

The 76-year-old Queen legend took to social media to pay tribute to his pal Phil Webb, who also worked as his driver.

Brian has expressed his grief over the death of his best mate Phil


Brian has expressed his grief over the death of his best mate PhilPhoto credit: Instagram
Phil with Brian's wife Anita


Phil with Brian’s wife AnitaPhoto credit: Instagram

Sharing photos of Phil, Brian wrote: “This is one of the saddest days of my life. We lost Phil Webb to a heart attack last night.”

“Phil, my dedicated driver for over 30 years, was my family’s dearest friend and protector and the kindest and most decent man I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

“We are all devastated and join Phil’s wife and son in mourning the last man on earth who deserves this untimely death.”

Devastated Phil added: “Blessings dear Phil – we all love you.”

“We are proud of the life you have led and forever grateful for everything you have given us – more than words could ever describe.”

Friends and fans were quick to express their condolences on Brian’s loss, writing: “Oh Bri, I’m so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times over the years.”

Someone else wrote: “This is truly heartbreaking news dear Bri.”
Phil was a true gentleman with a heart of gold.

And a third added: “This is so terrible, I’m so sorry for your loss Brian. I will think of you during this terribly difficult time.”

We Will Rock You hitmaker Brian, who is married to Anita Dobson, previously moved from making music to NASA, where he creates 3D versions of photos for the US space agency.

In 2007 he received his PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London.

Ex-EastEnders star Anita, 74, previously said: “He works for NASA – does 3D stuff – pictures of their moon landings. “He’s very clever.”

The Queen legend recently swapped playing music for work for NASA


The Queen legend recently swapped playing music for work for NASAPhoto credit: Getty

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