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
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) [+] (13 replies)
I love it when celebrities are good people
User avatar #2 - guntergang **User deleted account** (06/13/2013) [-]
Rest in peace you fabulous man
#4 - canadiangypsy (06/13/2013) [-]
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#74 - titaniums (06/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
#45 - makhan (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I was having a happy day until now...
I was having a happy day until now...
#46 - sienimies (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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#86 - fromtheinternet (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The only Freddie gif I have.    
Such an amazing man
The only Freddie gif I have.
Such an amazing man
User avatar #54 - mrkanyeeast ONLINE (06/13/2013) [+] (18 replies)
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.
#135 - crazyolitis (06/13/2013) [-]
Damn those feels. I didn't ask for this.
#165 - hallowedfrogg (06/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
This 			*******		 man, man...
This ******* man, man...
#82 - alltipswelcome (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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User avatar #163 - thetom (06/13/2013) [-]
Freddie ******* Mercury and Elton ******* John had drag queen alter egos together?!??!??!
#161 - anonymous (06/13/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Lol well then he shouldent have ******* ass sex with every ******* man he saw, ******* fags like him deserve aids
User avatar #171 to #170 - romeosdistress (06/13/2013) [-]
Take it from a bisexual dude

I probably should have thought that statement out a bit more...
#67 - fredgregory (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Another one bites the dust...
#48 - tromodolo (06/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#75 - comeatmebrother (06/13/2013) [-]
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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.
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