The Last Days Of Freddie Mercury
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As much as Queen’s Freddie Mercury was active during his heyday in the rock scene, the enigmatic rocker lived out of the public eye during his final days.
Amidst AIDS speculations, the rockstar didn’t bow to the media’s stories and the image it painted of him. Mercury even insisted to record Queen’s final songs with him. One such instant was the filming and recording of “These Are The Days of Our Lives”, which showed a very thin Freddie.
But contrary to what most people thought of how Mercury was handling his condition at that time, people attested to the resiliency and work ethic of the rocker. Bandmate and friend Brian May said of him: “He just kept saying. ‘Write me more. Write me stuff. I want to just sing this and do it and when I am gone you can finish it off.’ He had no fear, really.”
Assistant engineer Justin Shirley-Smith also noted: “This is hard to explain to people, but it wasn’t sad, it was very happy. He [Freddie] was one of the funniest people I ever encountered. I was laughing most of the time, with him. Freddie was saying [of his illness] ‘I’m not going to think about it, I’m going to do this.'”