Freddie Mercury last days: Shut good friend describes unbelievable BRAVERY ‘He wasn’t afraid | Music | Leisure
Peter wasn’t simply Freddie’s PA for the final twelve years of his life, he was an in depth good friend who shared each a part of his life. He went wherever Freddie went, transferring to Germany with him within the early Eighties after which dwelling with the star at One Backyard Lodge in Kensington till the very finish. He was one of many few folks informed about Freddie’s HIV analysis in 1987 and he was there at his good friend’s bedside when he died on November 24, 1991.
Peter spoke solely to The Specific about Freddie’s energy and the unbelievable method he confronted the information he was going to die for over 4 years.
He stated: “When Freddie obtained the analysis – he thought he was sick in 1986 and it was confirmed in 1987 – he didn’t get depressed. He wasn’t afraid. It was a reality he was going to die. In these days there was completely nothing that would change that.
“So he bought on along with his music. He did a lot in these final 4 years, rather more than within the years simply earlier than that.
“He informed me, ‘By no means remorse something. You’re losing time when you may’t change it. Get on with what you need to do.'”
Queen bandmates Brian Might and Roger Taylor have spoken about Freddie’s willpower to document as a lot music as he may, coming into the band’s studio’s in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a couple of hours at a time, at the same time as his energy was failing.
Peter additionally revealed how completely happy Freddie’s collaboration with Montserrat Caballe on the Barcelona album made him.
Peter stated: “He couldn’t consider that the best voice on the earth was singing with him. It was as near tears as I ever noticed him. It gave him a lot pleasure.”
Peter informed Specific On-line about their final moments collectively: “The ultimate time I noticed him he took my hand and stated ‘thanks.’ I didn’t know if he had determined that was it, he was going, there was nothing to remain alive for.
“I do not know if he was thanking me for every thing over the twelve years or simply for that final shift. I suppose it doesn’t actually matter. However the final time I noticed him he was relaxed and ready.”
Though medical doctors stated the star may stay for some days extra, Peter believes that Freddie selected to let go.
Peter added: “All of us knew it couldn’t be too lengthy, however Freddie’s physician had stated that he could possibly be with us for fairly a couple of days longer. I are inclined to really feel that Freddie had determined he had had sufficient and it was time to go underneath his personal phrases.”
Jim Hutton was there by the mattress on the Saturday night when the star slipped right into a coma and Dave Clark was on the bedside vigil on the Sunday when he died.
It was Mary Austin who phoned Mercury’s mother and father and sister to interrupt the information, which reached newspaper and tv crews world wide within the early hours of Monday, November 25, 1991.
Freddie Mercury was gone however would by no means be forgotten.