Entertainment: Freddie Mercury death: Brian May and Roger Taylor share touching tributes 31 years on

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Freddie Mercury only lived 45 years yet as Brian May once said, "but wow, what a life!" The Parsi-Indian Brit, joined what would become Queen in 1970 and took the world by storm as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music. Yet his life was cut tragically short when he died on November 24, 1991 after losing his battle with AIDS. Now his bandmates have paid touching tribute to their dear friend.

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Brian posted a snap on Instagram of Freddie smirking in the 1970s, when he had long hair. The guitarist simply captioned the post: "Love ya Freddie. Bri."

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Meanwhile, Roger Taylor shared a black and white photo of him and the Queen singer back in the same period and labelled it: "Memories."

Some fans may be wondering where a tribute from John Deacon is, however they shouldn't expect one nor hold it against him. The bassist retired from music 25 years ago and lives a secluded and quiet life in South-West London out of the celebrity spotlight.

Nevertheless, other touching tributes from the Queen family have been posted.

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Queen and Adam Lambert's bassist Neil Fairclough shared a picture of Freddie in his early days wearing braces and aviators. He captioned it: "The man...the legend...31 years gone...still blowing our minds!! Freddie!!"

Additionally, the band's percussionist and vocalist Tyler Warren posted a snap of Freddie in drag from the I Want To Break Free music video.

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