Published On: Sun, Oct 20th, 2019

Freddie Mercury: Elton John reveals MAGNIFICENT thing Queen star did on his deathbed

The movie Bohemian Rhapsody stopped well before Freddie’s terrible illness ravaged his body and took his life. Elton John was one of the many friends and family who were there in the final days and weeks. Freddie’s enormous generosity of spirit defined him in life and he refused to let that dim, even at the very end. In his new autobiography Me, Elton recalls an extraordinary beautiful moment that summed up Freddie’s huge heart.

Freddie’s home was famously packed with beautiful pieces of art, a love he shared with Elton.

Elton recalled: “He lay there surrounded by catalogues of Japanese furniture and art, interrupting the conversation to telephone auction houses in order to bid for items he liked the look of; ‘Darling, I’ve just bought this, isn’t it wonderful?’

“I couldn’t work out whether he didn’t realise how close to death he was or if he knew perfectly well but was determined not to let what was happening to him stop him being himself.

“Either way I thought he was incredible.”

But Freddie had one last surprise up his sleeve for his friend, who he nicknamed Sharon, while Elton called him Melina.

Elton said; “Eventually he made the decision to stop taking any medication other than painkillers and died at the end of November 1991.

“On Christmas Day, (mutual friend) Tony (King) arrived at my front door, carrying something in a pillowcase. I opened it up and it was a watercolour by an artist whose work i collected called Henry Scott Tuke, an Impressionist who painted male nudes.

“There was a note with it: ‘Darling Sharon – thought you’d love this. Love Melina.’

“While he was lying there, he’d spotted it in one of his auction catalogues and bought it for me. “

“He was thinking about Christmas presents for a Christmas he must have known in his heart he wouldn’t see; thinking about other people when he was really too ill to think of anyone but himself.

“Like I said before: Freddie was magnificent.”

It was just another example of how thoughtful and generous Freddie could be, even in his lowest moments.


Source link


Most Popular Posts