Freddie Mercury was one of the most legendary rock stars of all time. His life, career and death were tragically cut short by AIDS. He was a talented singer, composer and actor who made an incredible contribution to the world through his art. His legacy will live on forever.
How did freddie mercury get aids?
During the late 1970s and 1980s, Freddie Mercury was at the height of his fame with Queen and at the peak of his hedonistic lifestyle. It is highly likely that he was infected with HIV during this time, most probably through unprotected sex. It is also possible that he developed AIDS in 1984, but it is more probable that he began to suspect he had the disease and/or was diagnosed with it in 86 or 87. He died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.
During his lifetime, Mercury was an outspoken advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness. However, he never openly acknowledged his infection, or told any of his bandmates that he had AIDS. It was believed that he became aware of his condition when a few of his partners started to die of the disease. In addition, he was a very private person and was reluctant to tell anyone about his illness until it was absolutely necessary. Today, some people view this silence as cowardly. However, this was an era when stigma and prejudice were severe, and he may not have wanted to risk losing his career or even his life.