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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's house is at 1 Logan Place in Kensington, London. There is a wall around the property, and it is now the home of Mary Austin, so you can only see the outside of the property. The wall with all the graffiti that is seen in the Champions of the World video is Freddie's house. Freddie was cremated, rather than buried, and there is no gravesite to visit. It is most likely that his parents have his ashes.

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tell us all, something we dont know


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

interesting.......


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I think this was known to all of us...


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMGG I AM SHOCKED BEYONG BELEIF ! :D

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I knew that.


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Death
According to the book Mercury and Me by lover Jim Hutton, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in the spring of 1987. Despite the fact that he claimed to have tested negative for HIV in a 1987 interview, the British press nonetheless stalked the singer during the final years of his life. Although rumours about his health were rampant, he continued to deny that he had AIDS. From the 1991 video "These Are the Days of Our Lives," which represents Mercury's last appearance on film, it is clear that he was suffering from severe wasting. On November 22, 1991 Mercury called Queen's manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home to discuss a public statement. Only those closest to him knew how close to the end he really was. On November 23, the announcement was made that Mercury had AIDS. The next day he died at home in the presence of close friends at the age of 45.


Freddie Mercury Statue in Montreux.Although he had not attended religious services in years, Mercury's funeral was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest. He was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery and the whereabouts of his ashes are unknown, although some believe them to have been dispersed into Lake Geneva. The remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust and organized The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. He left £500,000 to his chef and £500,000 to his partner, Jim Hutton. Mary Austin inherited the estate and now lives there with her family. The £12 million left in his will was much less money than he was thought to have earned.

On December 26, 2003, Freddie Mercury's father Bomi Bulsara passed away at the age of 95.


Legacy
Recent polls

Several recent polls show Freddie Mercury remains popular in Britain. For instance, in the 1999 Millennium Poll, in which 600,000 Britons participated, he was voted at the #14 and #15 spots, respectively, as a popular musician and songwriter [11].
Freddie Mercury appears at the #58 spot in the 2002 List of "100 Greatest Britons", sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.
Two of Mercury's compositions, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" have each been claimed, in separate polls, as the world's favourite song. Most recently, an Ericsson poll of 600,000 people in 66 different countries found "We Are the Champions" to be the world's most popular tune [12]. This contradicts another major poll by Guinness World, which had previously found "Bohemian Rhapsody" to be the world's most popular song from the past 50 years [13].
The world's first Iranian rock star Because Freddie Mercury was of full Persian descent and did not move to the UK until he was 17, he was arguably the world's first great Iranian rock star.

Valuable Mercury memorabilia

Over the years, rare Freddie Mercury solo albums have greatly increased in value [14]. For instance, a Japanese single of the song "Guide Me Home" from the Barcelona album is now worth as much as £1,000 ($1,800). Another valuable item is a 1973 cover of the 1969 Beach Boys song, I Can Hear Music recorded under the stage name Larry Lurex. Widely bootlegged, the original record is now a valuable collectible, fetching up to £400 ($700).



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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was very interesting!


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you know:


Freddie was a homo?


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow, his dad live for 95 years! what a wonderful age! yes, very interesting


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YES IREAD BOTH BOOKS BY JIM HUTTON, AND PETER FREESTONE, BY THE WAY JIM HUTTON TESTED HIV POSITIVE IN 1990, HE IS DOING OK TODAY ON A DRUG COCKTAIL. HE NEVER TOLD FREDDIE. ALSO MARY INHERITED FREDDIES CATS.





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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Death
According to the book Mercury and Me by lover Jim Hutton, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in the spring of 1987. Despite the fact that he claimed to have tested negative for HIV in a 1987 interview, the British press nonetheless stalked the singer during the final years of his life. Although rumours about his health were rampant, he continued to deny that he had AIDS. From the 1991 video "These Are the Days of Our Lives," which represents Mercury's last appearance on film, it is clear that he was suffering from severe wasting. On November 22, 1991 Mercury called Queen's manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home to discuss a public statement. Only those closest to him knew how close to the end he really was. On November 23, the announcement was made that Mercury had AIDS. The next day he died at home in the presence of close friends at the age of 45.


Freddie Mercury Statue in Montreux.Although he had not attended religious services in years, Mercury's funeral was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest. He was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery and the whereabouts of his ashes are unknown, although some believe them to have been dispersed into Lake Geneva. The remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust and organized The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. He left £500,000 to his chef and £500,000 to his partner, Jim Hutton. Mary Austin inherited the estate and now lives there with her family. The £12 million left in his will was much less money than he was thought to have earned.

On December 26, 2003, Freddie Mercury's father Bomi Bulsara passed away at the age of 95.


Legacy
Recent polls

Several recent polls show Freddie Mercury remains popular in Britain. For instance, in the 1999 Millennium Poll, in which 600,000 Britons participated, he was voted at the #14 and #15 spots, respectively, as a popular musician and songwriter [11].
Freddie Mercury appears at the #58 spot in the 2002 List of "100 Greatest Britons", sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.
Two of Mercury's compositions, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" have each been claimed, in separate polls, as the world's favourite song. Most recently, an Ericsson poll of 600,000 people in 66 different countries found "We Are the Champions" to be the world's most popular tune [12]. This contradicts another major poll by Guinness World, which had previously found "Bohemian Rhapsody" to be the world's most popular song from the past 50 years [13].
The world's first Iranian rock star Because Freddie Mercury was of full Persian descent and did not move to the UK until he was 17, he was arguably the world's first great Iranian rock star.

Valuable Mercury memorabilia

Over the years, rare Freddie Mercury solo albums have greatly increased in value [14]. For instance, a Japanese single of the song "Guide Me Home" from the Barcelona album is now worth as much as £1,000 ($1,800). Another valuable item is a 1973 cover of the 1969 Beach Boys song, I Can Hear Music recorded under the stage name Larry Lurex. Widely bootlegged, the original record is now a valuable collectible, fetching up to £400 ($700).



Ahem. This stuff is grifted from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury#Death


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All this time until now, I thought Freddie was a homeless bum living in Calcutta feeding of Mother Teresa and other generous people. And now you tell me that he was a wealthy homo living in a fancy mansion downtown London? Horrible. You just ruined my day, how disgraceful. Shame on you.

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Freddie lived his life the way he wanted to live it just like any celebrity and any other individual person.

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


No, I did not know that. How interesting. Did you know he was in a band called Queen?


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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yes i knew all dis yeah? cos like my mate has alot of queen books on dem and its all cool and i really want to get mercury and me everyone always says its good so u no i gotta get that soon!

You remind me of Vicky Pollard.

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<font color=Violet>Poppy wrote:

<font color="#CC66FF">xloveofmylifex wrote:

yes i knew all dis yeah? cos like my mate has alot of queen books on dem and its all cool and i really want to get mercury and me everyone always says its good so u no i gotta get that soon!

You remind me of Vicky Pollard.


u remind me of a old granny!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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No, I did not know that. How interesting. Did you know he was in a band called Queen?


Thanks for the precious info, now I must go and get a record of this bunh of guys...Queen? what a strange name for a rock band!
Never heard about that!


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