Freddie Mercury and Queen’s bandmates entertained a crowd of 1.9billion people when they rocked Live Aid in 1985. His death is still deeply regretted 30 years later.
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In one of his most memorable moments, Freddie Mercury had a global audience of 1.9billion people at his fingertips.
Live Aid was viewed by 40% of the world’s population across more than 150 countries.
The concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium. A gig was also held at Philadelphia’s John F Kennedy Stadium.
Queen’s legendary performance was the highlight of July 13, 1985 for many. There were images of the crowd cheering and clapping along with one of the most memorable performances from the entire day.
It was one of many high points in Queen’s long, varied career. For legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, it was also a personal highlight. He died today, 30 Jahre ago.
Six years after Live Aid ended, Freddie died in London at the age of 45.
He only shared his illness with his closest friends and family, but he released an update to his fans 24 hours before his death.
Mary Austen, his ex-partner, was one of the people who remained with him until the end.
Mary was the Queen’s frontman for six years, but they remained close after he came out to her.
His ex-girlfriend, whom Freddie described as “the love of my life”He was left his magnificent mansion in Kensington London.
Mary was financially stable for her entire life when Freddie gave her a share in the future record sales.
She later admitted that she was a charismatic singer “chose his time to die”.
Mary explained: “He knew it was coming. The quality of his life had changed so dramatically and he was in more pain every day.
“He was losing his sight. His body became weaker as he suffered mild fits. It was so distressing to see him deteriorating in this way.”
Mary, however, still lives in the home she was given by the star. “peaceful”At the end “died with a smile on his face”.
Freddie was a gay celebrity, but he claimed that he still loved Mary, even after the end of their relationship.
In Freddie Mercury: a Life In His Own words, the singer wrote that only two people have shown as much love to him as he did to them. Mary, with whom we had a long relationship, and Jerry, our cat.
“My bond with Mary seems to grow and grow.
“I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through… I still see her every day and I am fond of her now as I have ever been.
“I’ll love her until I draw my last breath. We’ll probably grow old together.”
In his final days, Freddie had one last request to Mary – which she followed up on to the letter.
He wanted her to be the one who would collect his ashes once his body had been cremated.
Freddie, who had just turned 45 when he died, asked Mary for help in disposing of the items in a private area so that no one would ever find out where.
Mary has not revealed Freddie Mercury’s final resting place for over 20 years. Mary did so out of love for her man.
The Queen legend had a very personal reason to make his request in his final days.
Freddie lost his fight against AIDS at an age when the disease was still very fearful in 1991.
Mary believes he was afraid vandals would target his final resting place.
In an interview with Mail OnlineMary said: “He didn’t want anyone trying to dig him up as has happened with some famous people.
“Some fans can become extremely obsessed with their favorite artists.”
Mary took her vow to her former partner so seriously not even his parents know where his ashes are.
And Mary took every care with her mission, not even telling her driver or the staff in the house that had been Freddie’s what she was doing.
For two years after his tragic death, Mary kept Freddie’s ashes in his bedroom.
Then, one day, she slipped out of the home that was now hers and fulfiled one of Freddie’s final wishes.
Ever since the rumours as to where Freddie’s final resting place is have circulated.
Some believe he was returned to Zanzibar, while others claim his ashes are buried under a cherry tree in the garden of his London home.
Six years ago, when a plinth was built in Kensal Green cemetery, his fans believed this was where he was buried.
The only clue Mary will give as to the location of Freddie’s ashes is that he is not there.
And she insists it will always remain that way.
Mary said: “Because he wanted to be buried in a specific place, nobody will ever find out.”
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