(Spoilers for GotG 2)
Another great parallel between Yondu and Ego:
Ego begged for his own life until the very end – begged the son he had just wanted to use as a battery and whom he had coldly told that he had murdered his mother to spare his life and work together with him.
Yondu never begged for his life. He used his last moments and last words to save Peter, to make sure the boy would live, to apologize for what he had done wrong, and his very last gesture was a soothing one to calm Peter down while he himself died a horrible death.
Ego’s last moment was about himself, and he begged for his life.
Yondu’s last moment was about Peter, and he was content with dying as long as his son was safe.