Freddie Mercury will always be remembered for his magical voice that captivated everyone.
The legendary performer passed away at the age of 45 in his home in London.
He was killed by AIDs and details about his last moments keep coming up.
The Final Act, friends of Mercury’s, including Queen guitaristBrian May, recall their final moments with Freddie in the new BBC documentary.
Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar. At the age of 8, he was sent to a boarding school, in Mumbai, India where he first came in contact with music.
Freddie said, as quoted by Express, “Of course, there were feelings of being sent away from my parents and my sister who I missed very much – feelings of loneliness, feelings of being rejected – but you had to do what you were told, so the sensible thing was to make the most of it.”
He continued: “I was put into an environment where I had to fend for myself, so I got a good grasp of how to be responsible at an early age, and I think that’s what made me such a fiend,” he added. “All the things they say about boarding schools are more or less true, about the bullying… One thing board school teaches you is how to be independent and not rely on anyone else.”
Freddie Mercury was able to identify his talent in music and harnessed it. He went on to join a band called wreckage.
During his performances, he met Roger Taylor and Brian May, the people who changed his life. They were in the band smile, and not long after changed their name to Queen.
“Freddie Mercury suggested the name, saying that “it’s wonderful, people will love it.”
The band had the world’s attention and was doing just great. They released their big hit, “Seven Seas of Rhye,” and a year after, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released.
Queen guitarist Brian May said in 2008, “I remember Freddie coming in with loads of bits of paper from his dad’s work, like Post-it notes, and pounding on the piano.”
“He played the piano like most people play the drums. And this song he had was full of gaps where he explained that something operatic would happen here and so on. He’d worked out the harmonies in his head.”
Freddie passed away In November 1991 and it came as a surprise to the world.
He was diagnosed with AIDs and only revealed it to the world 24hrs before his death.
Brian May recalled, “It was announced before he died, but he did not want to be the object of pity or scrutiny, and within 24 hours, it was gone. It was probably perfect timing. Bloody good move, I thought.”
In a brand new BBC documentary, Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, friends of Mercury’s, including Queen guitarist Brian May, recall their final moments with Freddie.
Anita Dobson – wife of Queen guitarist Brian May recalled, “I remember he said, ‘When I can’t sing anymore darling, then I will die. I will drop dead.”
May his soul rest in peace.