Sufferer of Aids, the British musician died following pneumonia on 24 November 1991. Freddie kept his passion going up until is death. He had only publicly announced that he was a carrier of the virus the day before he died.
Freddie Mercury was a brave man in his last days as the band’s lead guitarist Brian May revealed in the book entitled ‘Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury’: “He never asked for sympathy from anyone else. He was a very strong person and always liked to be in control of his own destiny.”
“There was no drama, no tears in his eyes,” May said. “He was incredibly self-contained. We didn't feel we could speak about it to anyone.”
With a drawn face and an unusually skeletal appearance in these rare photographs, it is difficult to recognize the signer who used to be full of passion and vibrancy.