Sir Elton John has lauded British singer Olly Alexander for being ‘hilariously humorous’ and proficient like his late pal Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
The ‘I am Nonetheless Standing’ singer introduced up Freddie – who died in 1991 as a result of problems from AIDS on the age of 45 – whereas speaking to Olly about his function as Ritchie Tozer within the Channel 4 drama collection ‘It is A Sin’.
The hit present depicts the lives of homosexual males and their pals who lived through the HIV/AIDS disaster within the UK.
The 73-yea-old music icon went on to explain his love for Freddie in his personal phrases, saying: “I miss him every day because he was such, a bit like you [Olly], positive, full of life, full of energy, hilariously funny, and what a talent.”
He additionally praised younger British musician Olly in his personal phrases: “Having spoken to you on the phone and now speaking to you in person I get the feeling that you in real life are not very far away from Ritchie the character in ‘It’s a Sin’?”
The 30-year-old singer agreed to the legend and responded: “We’re similar! We share a lot of similarities – 18-years-old I moved to London, that’s what I did to make a name for myself. I wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be a musician, and I really related to that with Ritchie straight away.”
Oliver Alexander Thornton is a British musician/actor and LGBTQ advocate. He’s the lead singer of the synth-pop trio Years & Years.
Sir Elton John gushed over Alexander and mentioned: “You have so much life in you, no matter what you do, whether you’re making music, whether you’re acting, you have this great spirit. I love people with that kind of positivity.”