He was one of his longest and most trusted companions. Now Sir Brian May (76) has to cope with a serious loss. His driver for many years, Phil Webb, died on Wednesday (October 11th) as a result of a heart attack.
For the lead guitarist of the British rock band Queen, it was "one of the saddest days of my life," as he wrote on Instagram. Phil was his “dedicated driver”, “the dearest friend” and “protector of my family” for over 30 years. He was the “nicest and most decent man” he had ever met. He and his family are devastated and "grieving alongside Phil's wife and son."
Finally, the Queen guitarist writes to his late friend: "God bless you, dear Phil - we all love you. We are proud of the life you led and forever grateful for everything you gave us - more than words could ever describe."
Brian May shared a series of photos in which he can be seen with his driver. Among other things, he posted a shared snapshot of the moment May was knighted by the British royals in March of this year.