Freddie Mercury  was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. . He died in 1991 at age 45. In 2002, Mercury ranked number 58 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. The tabloid newspaper The Sun referred to Mercury as a “bisexual rock star” in 1986, who had “confessed to a string of one-night gay sex affairs”.

Freddie was survived by his  wife, parents, and sister

cause of death

On 22 November 1991, Mercury called Queen’s manager Jim Beach to his Kensington home to prepare a public statement, which was released the following day:

Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.

On the evening of 24 November 1991, about 24 hours after issuing the statement, Mercury died at the age of 45 at his home in Kensington. The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS Mercury’s close friend Dave Clark of the Dave Clark Five was at the bedside vigil when he died.


Freddie Mercury profile summary

Full Name Farrokh Bulsara
Date of Birth September 5, 1946
Occupation singer, songwriter, and record producer
Marital Status Married, Jim Hutton
No. of Children
Date of Death  November 24, 1991
Age of Death 45
Cause of Death HIV Aids
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