He was very irreverent in his way, but also a very caring man; beneath this sort of level of bubbling fun he was a very kind and a very considerate person. He always looked after me, and I have to say, you know, he could sense when I was uncomfortable or something and he would always help. So he’d probably just say ‘don’t worry, darling, you’ll be fine”—

Brian May, interview 2011, Asian AwardsPic: February 1981, during Queen’s ‘Flash Gordon Japanese tour’ – FreddieMercury at an interview for Music Life Magazine