Montserrat Caballe, the opera singer who duetted on Barcelona with Freddie Mercury, has died aged 85.
The collaboration featured at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, after the Queen frontman’s death.
The star, who had been in hospital since September, was known for her bel canto technique.
“The Spanish soprano sang with us on a number of occasions between 1972 and 1992 and inspired millions over the course of her career with her stunning voice,” it said in a statement on Twitter.
Queen guitarist Brian May paid tribute on Instagram, writing: “RIP dear Montsy – inspiration to us all but especially to Freddie. Your beautiful voice will be with us forever.”
Hospital Sant Pau spokesman Abraham del Moral confirmed Caballe’s death to the Associated Press.
The star was admitted to hospital because of a gall bladder problem, Spanish media said.