Freddie Mercury. . Freddie didn' t announce publicly that he had AIDS until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was flamboyant electric front man on par
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Freddie Mercury

Freddie didn' t announce publicly that he had AIDS
until the day before he died in 1991. Although he was
flamboyant electric front man on par with
Bowie and Jaggerjax was an Intensely private man
offstage. But Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he
was diagnosed in 1937. I was devastated. Pd seen what
the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I
knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did
he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But
Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up
appearances, he kept Queen, and he
kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly
generous person he had always been.
As Freddie deteriorated in the late and early
it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to
see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS.
By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi' s sarcoma
lesions. He was almost blind. He was too weak to even
stand.
By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final
days concerned only with his own comfort. But that
wasn' t who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had
passed on November 24, 1991, and weeks after the
funeral, I was still grieving. On Christmas Day, 1 learned
that Freddie had left me one final testament to his
selflessness. I was moping about when a friend showed
up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a
pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by
one of my favorite artists, the British painter
Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie, Years before,
Freddie andi had developed pet names for each other,
our dramaqueen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was
Melina. Freddie' s note read, "Dear Sharon, thought
youll like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas."
I was overcome, forty- four years old at the time,
crying like a child. Here was this beautiful man, dying
from AIDS, and in his final days, he had somehow
managed to find me a lovely Christmas present. As sad as
that moment was, it' s often the one I think about when I
remember Freddie, because it captures the character of
the man. In death, he reminded me ehwhat made him so
special in life. "
Matr Elton John
Love is the Cure.
On , Loss, mut the End o
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#1 - kingsombra (06/13/2013) [-]
I love it when celebrities are good people
#69 to #1 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
He isn't a 'good person' he's a ******* faggot who is burning in hell right now
#73 to #69 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
And you're a deluded cretin whose too frightened of death to be a tenth the person this man was in life.
#89 to #73 - varzens (06/13/2013) [-]
Don't feed the troll
User avatar #223 to #69 - keiishiyama (06/14/2013) [-]
Justin Bieber is a faggot. Freddie Mercury was the bisexual lead vocalist to Queen and a bigger person than you'll ever be.
#206 to #69 - anon (06/14/2013) [-]
Now now, that's not what Francis said.
User avatar #129 to #1 - matthewboss (06/13/2013) [-]
I know it's not much, but it's the best I can dooo. .
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User avatar #201 to #1 - unncommon (06/14/2013) [-]
That's because when they're "rich and powerful" it's a true testament to their character.
#56 to #1 - bohemianblasphemy (06/13/2013) [-]
And he was the best there was
User avatar #2 - guntergang **User deleted account** (06/13/2013) [-]
Rest in peace you fabulous man
#228 to #74 - anon (06/14/2013) [-]
That's not John Lennon!
#348 to #228 - anon (06/14/2013) [-]
I love how you were okay with everything else in that picture, but the fact that it's not john lemon threw you off.
#4 - canadiangypsy (06/13/2013) [-]
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#46 - sienimies (06/13/2013) [-]
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#174 to #46 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
Those 'eyes' look a bit like a nose...
#191 to #174 - atma (06/14/2013) [-]
is there an anon chasing this gif posting that every single freaking time
#86 - fromtheinternet (06/13/2013) [-]
The only Freddie gif I have.    
Such an amazing man
The only Freddie gif I have.
Such an amazing man
#399 to #86 - abiganon (07/10/2013) [-]
Sauce?
User avatar #400 to #399 - fromtheinternet (07/10/2013) [-]
Interview by David Wigg in 1985
#165 - hallowedfrogg (06/13/2013) [-]
This 			*******		 man, man...
This ******* man, man...
User avatar #293 to #165 - mklost ONLINE (06/14/2013) [-]
Can you tell me the name of that movie, I know what it is but I can't remember it's name.
User avatar #297 to #293 - tonyxx (06/14/2013) [-]
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
User avatar #299 to #297 - mklost ONLINE (06/14/2013) [-]
Thanks man
#45 - makhan (06/13/2013) [-]
I was having a happy day until now...
I was having a happy day until now...
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User avatar #152 to #45 - beasert (06/13/2013) [-]
Do not cry because he is gone, smile because he was here.
User avatar #163 - thetom ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
Freddie ******* Mercury and Elton ******* John had drag queen alter egos together?!??!??!
User avatar #182 - SuperSixONE (06/14/2013) [-]
He knew death was imminent and asked the band to come up with as many songs as possible, it didn't matter if the lyrics were finished, he would sing, and sing it three times for good takes. During recording of the last part of a song, Freddie said he needed to rest, so he went home. That was the last time he ever stepped into the recording studio.
#82 - alltipswelcome (06/13/2013) [-]
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#98 to #82 - lockhart (06/13/2013) [-]
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#100 to #98 - alltipswelcome (06/13/2013) [-]
you complete me.
#135 - crazyolitis (06/13/2013) [-]
Damn those feels. I didn't ask for this.
User avatar #54 - mrkanyeeast (06/13/2013) [-]
I'm christian, and it's people like him that make me believe the God couldn't possibly hate a good person simply because they're gay. As long as the person is good, why would their sexual preference matter. Don't want to sound preachy, but I hope to one day meet him in heaven.
#57 to #54 - tiredofannon (06/13/2013) [-]
If someone is evil their sexual preference shouldn't matter.
User avatar #59 to #57 - mrkanyeeast (06/13/2013) [-]
It doesn't.
#60 to #59 - tiredofannon (06/13/2013) [-]
The way you worded it implied that it does. "As long as the person is good, why would their sexual preference matter" states that if they're not good, their sexual preference would matter.
User avatar #61 to #60 - mrkanyeeast (06/13/2013) [-]
Whoops, didn't catch that, thanks, but you know what I mean now right?
#62 to #61 - tiredofannon (06/13/2013) [-]
I wasn't sure which is why I made my comment.
User avatar #85 to #54 - osimonmagus (06/13/2013) [-]
You're a Christian, your God says men who lie with men are an abomination. Ask your God why.
#104 to #85 - mreggsalad (06/13/2013) [-]
Actually, Leviticus said that, and Leviticus must've been smoking some strong shrooms. There's some wierd **** in that book.

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User avatar #106 to #104 - osimonmagus (06/13/2013) [-]
The prophets were TOLD by God to write this. You do understand the idea of a prophet right?
User avatar #88 to #85 - Furubatsu (06/13/2013) [-]
In this day and age I really like to think God has bigger issues than a man banging an other man
User avatar #91 to #88 - osimonmagus (06/13/2013) [-]
You do understand that there was more unwarranted murder, rape, destruction, and mindless barbaric rituals during the rise of the Christian faith than there are now? Believe it or not, mankind is more civilized now than it was a thousand years ago.
If anything, God has less to worry about. Don't let the media fool you into thinking the world is worse than it's ever been.
User avatar #236 to #91 - xsnowshark (06/14/2013) [-]
You are probably the same kind of pseudo-scholar who thinks Christianity caused the dark ages...
User avatar #251 to #236 - osimonmagus (06/14/2013) [-]
The Dark Ages are 'dark' because not a lot of history was written down. No records, no real evidence of anything. Please, try and generalize somewhere else. Leave it up to a Christian to get angry and pissed off and become insulting when their ******** gets thrown in their face.
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User avatar #93 to #85 - mrkanyeeast (06/13/2013) [-]
I will. Hopefully one day. I'm curious to know why he thinks that or if he still does. He made us in his image, and people's opinion can change, surly his can too.
User avatar #95 to #93 - osimonmagus (06/13/2013) [-]
An omnipotent God does not have opinions. An omnipotent God knows everything therefore can hold no opinions. He knows every consequence of every action. That's what makes his judgement sound.
User avatar #207 to #54 - hudis (06/14/2013) [-]
hello christian
#148 to #54 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
I'm so proud of all of you, here's a conversation about religion without butt hurt, anger, intolerance, **** storms or otherwise. You guys are the heroes of the day and examples to all. Thank you.
#180 - TheGhost ONLINE (06/14/2013) [-]
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