Freddie Mercury died on November 24, 1991 at the age of 45. The cause of his death was bronchial pneunomia brought on by AIDS. He will never be forgotten.
"One minute he was a boy with a gaunt, sad little face and the next he was a picture of ecstasy. Freddie's whole face went back to everything it had been before. He looked finally and totally at peace. Seeing him like that made me happy in my sadness. I felt an overwhelming sense of relief. I knew that he was no longer in pain.
I stopped the tiny fly-wheel of the wind-up carriage clock by the bed. I'd given it to Freddie because he told me he'd always wanted one. It read 12 minutes past seven. I've never started it again."
From Jim Hutton's book Mercury and Me