This November 24, it’s been 30 years since Freddie Mercury passed away. Years go by but the aura of Queen’s charismatic frontman remains intact. It even regained popularity among younger generations thanks to the biopic. Bohemian Rhapsody.
One of the most unique figures and personalities in the world of pop and rock died 30 years ago: Freddie Mercury. The Queen singer died on November 24, 1991, at just 45 years old. He died of pneumonia. His death came 24 hours after his personal physician announced that he was HIV positive. The previous week, however, a statement, Queen denied the rumor that he had AIDS.
The singer’s last public appearance dated back to February 20, 1990, at the Brit Awards which consecrated Queen as a group of the 1980s. Thin, his features drawn, he said only a few words. What revive the rumors about his state of health. Because it had been a few years since rumors were circulating about the fact that he contracted the virus. It’s the Sun, British tabloid, which, the first, had launched the pavement in the pond, in 1986. It is at this time that the singer learned to be ill. However, this will not prevent him from multiplying the projects to the point of throwing his last strength into them.
In 1988, knowing that he was already ill, he went out Barcelona, the second and last of her solo albums, produced with the collaboration of lyric singer Montserrat Caballé. The realization of a dream born one day while attending an opera.
The eponymous title was chosen to be the anthem of the Olympic Games in… Barcelona, in 1992. It will be performed during the opening ceremony despite the death of Freddie Mercury.