Freddie Mercury passed away 24 years ago today
Today marks exactly 24 years since the death of the legendary Queen front-man Freddie Mercury.
Fans of the iconic singer, along with the rest of the music world, have been remembering the iconic showman.
Mercury passed away at his London home on 24 November 1991, aged 45.
He had been diagnosed HIV-positive several years earlier, and died of bronchial pneumonia, brought on by AIDS.
Queen’s lead singer is remembered for his captivating live performances, searing vocals and enduring classics such as ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Killer Queen’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
In 1987, Mercury told journalist David Wigg that he had no fears of becoming a lonely, rich 70-year-old.
“I’ve lived a full life and if I’m dead tomorrow, I don’t give a damn. I really have done it all”, he said.
World AIDS Day takes place in a week’s time on 1 December, and in the UK this week is National HIV Testing Week.
According to new claims, Freddie Mercury came out in the lyrics of the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen topped the UK singles chart for nine weeks with Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. More than 2.5million copies of the single have been sold since it was first released.