Freddie Mercury truly led a life of rock and roll, drugs, and sex.
The flamboyant frontman of Queen, who will always be remembered as the band’s young, vibrant, and wildly charismatic lead singer, would have turned 76 years old today, which is hard to believe.
Just 24 hours after releasing a statement admitting to having the virus, Freddie passed away in November 1991 from pneumonia linked to AIDS.
Last request, heartfelt message from a fan, and final image from Freddie Mercury’s final days
However, he was well known for saying that being 70 would be “so boring” and that he “didn’t give a damn” if he passed away tomorrow. His life was undoubtedly lived.
In light of the fact that Freddie Mercury has been gone for another year, we examine some of the sexier aspects of his colorful life.
Here is everything you need to know about the legend’s legendary life in the sack, including some outrageous confessions made by Freddie during his time, such as sleeping with cats and having more lovers than Liz Taylor.
Freddie’s gargantuan sex drive
Freddie, who was openly bisexual and acknowledged being “extremely promiscuous” and willing to “sleep with anyone,” was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946.
He also claimed to have had more lovers than Elizabeth Taylor and that he preferred no-strings encounters.
He embraced hedonism in the 1980s and even hinted that he might have had relationships with cats.
My sex drive is enormous, he once said. You name it, I’ll sleep with men, women, or cats. I’ll take anything to bed with me! My bed is so big that six people could easily fit in it.
“Back in the day, I was just a slacker who would wake up every morning, scratch his head, and consider who he wanted to f**k that day.
“I merely existed for sex. I have a strong sexuality, but I’m much pickier now than I used to be.
It’s believed that Freddie held a grand, five-day orgy to honor his birthday in 1970. His wild parties are the stuff of legends; the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody received criticism for being too polished in this regard.
Elton John, a fellow hellraiser, claimed that Freddie could “out party him” in reference to a notorious party held at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans in 1978 that featured nude waiters, a man biting the heads off live chickens, and dwarfs parading around with cocaine strapped to their heads.
NME claims that Freddie was so highly sexed that when he was performing, he frequently had a quickie in between songs.
It appears that Freddie’s sexuality was fairly fluid. Although he was open about his love of men, he was also engaged to Mary Austin, 71, his “best friend,” and she even continues to reside in his West London mansion.
He once said of her: “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary, but it’s simply impossible. Mary was with me until my death.
“Mary is the only friend I have, and I don’t want any more. She was my common-law spouse to me. It was a marriage to me.
“We have faith in one another. It’s sufficient for me. In the same way that I have fallen in love with Mary, I could never love a man.
Additionally, Freddie spent a brief period of time in Berlin with pornstar Barbara Valentin, who referred to the rock legend as “mostly gay.”
Love at the end
Freddie had a long list of partners, both male and female, and thought of himself as “not a very good partner for anybody,” but he eventually fell in love with an Irishman named Jum Hutton.
Hairdresser Jim, who passed away in 2011 from cancer, spent the final seven years of his life with Freddie, and the two were very private people.
Particularly in light of Freddie’s widely reported liaison with his cunning former manager Paul Prenter, who allegedly attempted to blackmail Freddie into coming out.
According to Jim’s account of Freddie’s final days in his autobiography, Mercury and Me, two weeks prior to his passing, Freddie decided to stop taking all medications besides painkillers.
“I knew the end was very near,” Jim wrote. I gave him special attention that night. I slept next to him on top of the bed as he dozed.
He continued, “I felt him try to raise his left leg to help a little as I was changing Freddie into a clean T-shirt and pair of boxer shorts. It was the final action he took. I realized he was dead as I looked down at him.
Jim described Freddie as looking at peace and like a “picture of ecstasy,” with all the pain and suffering completely gone from his face.
“Seeing him like that made me happy in my sadness,” he continued. I was overcome with a sense of relief. I was aware that he was no longer suffering.
Freddie left his millions of adoring fans with just the words “I still love you” in his final music video for These Are The Days of our Lives. Mary and a few other close friends were also reportedly present.
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