This weekend marks an vital anniversary for Freddie’s devoted followers. The Queen legend died on Sunday, November 24, 1991. He had been identified with HIV in 1987 which had progressed to full-blown AIDS. The dying star had determined to cease taking medicine in his ultimate weeks however continued with the ache killers. Peter Freestone was there by his facet every single day and divulges how Freddie ready himself.
In an unique interview, Peter advised Categorical On-line: “For the final week he by no means left his mattress and he was by no means alone. We did twelve-hour shifts.
“The final time I noticed him was on the Friday night time (November 22). Opposite to perception he didn’t launch the assertion about his standing on the Saturday. It was launched at 8pm on the Friday night time however the papers ran it on the Saturday morning.
“I’ve by no means seen him so relaxed as a result of the key was out. There was nothing to cover or fear about. So he may put together himself.”
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Peter remembers Freddie’s braveness from the second he was identified: “He mentioned, ‘By no means remorse something.
“‘You’re losing time when you possibly can’t change it. Get on with what you wish to do…’
“He didn’t get depressed. He wasn’t afraid. It was a reality he was going to die. In these days there was completely nothing may change that. So he acquired on together with his music.
“He did a lot in these final 4 years.”
Freddie died on the Sunday night of November 24.
Dave Clark, frontman of the Dave Clark 5 and a detailed buddy, was the one at his bedside. He went downstairs and advised Peter, boyfriend Jim Hutton, and ex-boyfriend and chef Joe Fanelli (who all lived at One Backyard Lodge with Freddie), earlier than calling Mary Austin.
Dave and Mary knowledgeable Freddie’s household after which the information was launched to the press on the Monday morning.
One of many world’s biggest stars was gone – however by no means forgotten.