Freddie Mercury was a British famous band QUEEN’s lead vocalist and song producer. He was died on 24 November 1991 due to HIV AIDS. The answer to the question “who gave Freddie Mercury AIDS” is not identified. Some people said Jim Hutton who was his husband for seven years, gave this disease to him who died in 2010 on New Year’s Day just 3 days shy of his 61st birthday.
Who is Freddie mercury?
Freddie Mercury was a British rock singer and songwriter born on September 5, 1946, in stone town, Zanzibar (now in Tanzania). His original name was Farrokh Bulsara. He was born in a Parsi family, who migrate from India to Zanzibar where his father worked for the British government as a clerk.
When he was a child, his father sent him to a boarding school in Panchgani, Maharashtra state, India. From an early age, he was inclined towards the arts. He creates a band in his school where he played piano.
When Zanzibar becomes a part of Tanzania, Farrokh moves to England with his family. He joined a music group name, Queen, as a lead vocalist and pianist. He was a famous rock singer and recorded famous albums in his entire life. He died on 24 November 1991 in Kensington, London, England. The reason for his death was AIDS.
How did Freddie mercury contract aids?
Rumer goes around, that Freddie was infected in the mid to late ’70s, essentially when he visits first (or second time) to New York. By 1982 he was starting to show symptoms of being infected already, and by 1984 he has the first appearance of Kaposi’s sarcoma on his body. According to Jim Hutton (his partner), in late April 1987 mercury was diagnosed with AIDS. For him to have full-blown AIDS by 1987, and with the average HIV incubation period, it means he could have been infected as far back as 1976 – 1978. As to ‘who’ infected Freddie with HIV, most probably there were several people who expressed him to the virus over the years. Upon returning from a tour in 1976 he told Marry Austin that he thought he was bisexual. After telling her all about himself, mercury began to spend more time in New York and explore that side of his sexuality. New York was the epicenter of the HIV epidemic, and during his early visits to the U.S Freddie was starting to hit the gay bars in New York.
Freddie was hanging around with a Russian guy called Nicolai at this time, who was very promiscuous, and later on, Nicolai would die from the same strain of HIV/AIDS as Kenny Everett. Freddie, Kenny, and Nicolai three of them spent most of their time with each other. So, probably mercury was infected in New York, U.S during one of his early visits.
Mercury declared Jim Hutton as his husband for seven years before the legendary Queen singer died of AIDS in 1991. Jim and Freddie first met in the gay night club in 1983. Jim Hutton moved into the garden lodge and become Freddie’s gardener. Hutton nursed mercury during his illness and was present at his bedside when he died.
On 22 November 1991, mercury called Jim beach the Queen’s manager over to his Kensington home to discuss his public statement regarding his disease, which was released the following day In the statement he said:
“Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, he wishes to confirm that he has been tested HIV positive and confirmed to have AIDS. he felt it correct to keep this information private to date, to protect the privacy of those around him. However, the time has come now for his friends and fans around the world to know the truth and he hopes that everyone will join with him, his doctors, and all those worlds wide in the fight against this terrible disease. His privacy has always been very special to him and as everyone knows he was famous for his lack of interviews. He further requests to understand this policy will continue”.
On the evening of 24 November 1991, mercury died at the age of 45 at his home in Kensington, just over 24 hours after issuing that statement. The official cause of death declared was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. In 1990, Jim Hutton was diagnosed with AIDS and dealt with it until his death.
In 1994, Hutton released a book named mercury and me in which he wrote all about his relationship with the famed singer and his partner Freddie. Hutton died at the age of 60 from lung cancer, just three days before his 61st birthday, on New Year’s Day in 2010.
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Who was Jim Hutton?
Jim Hutton an Irish boy known for his relationship with the rock singer of the most popular band Queen was a hairdresser. He was a husband of Freddie mercury and spend seven years of his life before Freddie’s death. In mercury’s last days when he was ill, Hutton stands at his bedside and takes of him in his last days. Hutton was diagnosed with AIDS and was died in 2010 on New Year’s Day.
After Freddie died in 1994, he wrote a book in the memory of Freddie and Hutton’s relationship in which he shared some of their unseen pictures and those moments that were never disclosed before. In an interview, Hutton discussed the book and express how this book had importance for him and how he gets helped from this book to deal with his grief after mercury’s death.
Freddie only discloses about his disease in front of his close one, Hutton is one of them. When Freddie told about his disease Hutton, he further said it’s ok if you want to quit this relationship with me you can part your ways with me. Hutton replied: I will never leave you; I love you and stand with you till the end of life. After listening to this from Hutton, Freddie gets emotional and felt touched by his loyalty.
Jim and Freddie both wore wedding bands although there were not officially married however, this wedding ring shows their commitment to each other. Hutton moved to Freddie’s garden lodge house situated in London after the beginning of their relationship where he lived until Freddie’s death.
Who gave Freddie Mercury AIDS? After knowing all the stories of Freddie, a question arises “who gave Freddie Mercury AIDS”. If you search for this question on google then the result you would get is Jim Hutton, as I discussed above Freddie was more promiscuous than Jim and he used to visit gay bars when he visits New York, U.S. at that time HIV was the epicenter of New York. He might be getting this disease from there from one of his intimate partners.
In 1984, Jim meet Freddie but he had not been infected by AIDS till 1995, which means he was not the one who infected Freddie. It can be possible that Jim was infected by Freddie mercury.
The frequently asked questions regarding the topic are given below. I hope it will clear all your queries.
1. Who inherited Freddie mercury money?
Freddie mercury gave 50% share of his income from Queen band to Austin, with a fourth gave to his parents and forth to his sister. After the death of Freddie’s parents, their shares were transferred to Austin and Bulsara continue to receive 25% shares.
2. What was Freddie’s mercury net worth when he died?
In 1991, when Freddie died his net worth was 50 million dollars. He was a British singer, song producer/writer, and musician.
3. What happens to the Freddie mercury wife?
In the movie bohemian rhapsody, marry is one of the main characters which is played by an actress name Lucy Boynton. When Freddie died because of AIDS he gave his mansion to marry Austin which is situated in west London and she is still living there.
4. Did Freddie mercury have any children?
Freddie had no belief in marriage and children, he doesn’t have his children. He was the godfather of two kids one is his longtime girlfriend marry Austin’s elder son and the other is frequent collaborator and record producer Reinhold Mac’s son.
5. Who replaced Freddie mercury when he died?
Nobody replaced the Queens lead singer and performer Freddie mercury who died in 1991. Rocher sing with the band on several occasions including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall after Freddie’s death perhaps it doesn’t mean that he replaced this legendry singer.
6. Why did John Deacon leave the queen?
After the death of Freddie mercury, john Deacon officially announces to leave the QUEEN band. He was so upset because of his close friend and colleague’s death. Later on, in 2014 the band was continued with Roger Taylor and contributing singer Adam Lambert.
7. What did Bohemian Rhapsody get wrong?
In Bohemian Rhapsody’s dramatic license, the wrong timing of Freddie mercury’s disease diagnose was the biggest mistake. During the rehearsal of one of the heart-breaking scenes of Live Aid, Freddie tells his condition to his bandmates. With this tragic knowledge, they perform the biggest show of their lives.
8. What did Freddie Mercury say about his teeth?
Freddie has four additional teeth in the front jaw. He was conscious of his teeth; he hides his teeth from his upper lip and raises his hands to cover them. His assistant and his close friend Peter Freestone said about his teeth that: peter was self-conscious about his teeth but at home, he didn’t care about it.
if I conclude the above article” who gave Freddie Mercury AIDS “then I can say that it is not identified who is responsible for Freddie’s illness. He was gay and had multiple sex partners but according to a report he was probably captured in this disease when he visits New York 1st or 2nd time to the gay nightclub.