Happy Birthday: Freddie Mercury (1946–1991)

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freddiemercury.jpgFreddie Mercury (1946–1991)

Born: September 5, 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991 (age 45) in Kensington, London, England, UK

[speaking in 1974] I am as gay as a daffodil.

[on Mary Austin, late 1970s interview] All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary but it’s simply impossible. The only friend I’ve got is Mary and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, thats enough for me. I couldn’t fall in love with a man the same way as I have with Mary.

[statement released on 23 November 1991] Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private in order to protect the privacy…

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