On November 23, 1991, 27 years ago, one of the emblematic rock figures revealed their difficult reality: Freddy Mercury decides to tell the world that he has AIDS,
His life changed four years ago when he learned that two former lovers had taken the HIV virus. Mercury did the relevant analyzes, and the results were not good.
He has kept the secret for a long timeHe knew his closest environment, like his ex-girlfriend Mary Austin and the members of his group, queen,
But the media started speculation. The singer physically changed and spent much more time in his house, which is later known to have been placed in treatment and to continue composing.
But Mercury wanted to open the eyes of the world before the situation, so he sent a statement to the press.
"After a huge guess in the press, I want to confirm that I am HIV positive and I have AIDS. I felt it was right to keep the confidentiality of this information in order to protect the privacy of the people around me"writes the musician.
"Now It's time for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth, and I hope everyone will join me, my doctors and all the people in the world to fight this terrible disease, "he added.
One day later Following the release of the announcement, on the night of 24 November 1991, a brief statement by its publicist, Roxy Meades, confirmed that Freddy Mercury died in peace in your house. His death was the result of AIDS-induced bronchopneumonia. "
He is only 45 years old.
Although, according to road, Mercury did not want to be a "symbolic child" of AIDS, but ultimately contributed to the important way of preventing it. Thanks to him, he inspired organizations and gathered millions of dollars for his research.
The last video that Mercury records with the queen is "These are the days of our lives" on May 30, 1991.