Freddie Mercury showed how brave he is in the latest footage of him alive
In what is believed to be the last sequence of Freddie Mercury before his death, he showed just how brave he was after suffering from AIDS – the possible cause of his death. Take a look below:
The footage shows the iconic Queen frontman preparing for the latest music video he made with the band, titled “These are the days of our lives.”
Freddie is backstage on the set and is seen practicing the routine while applying a lot of makeup to hide the illness that had taken over him.
In the BBC Four documentary, Brian May said that Freddie spent “hours and hours and hours putting on make-up.”
At the end, May says it’s the song in which Freddie says “goodbye” when he looks at the camera at the end of the clip and says, “I still love you.”
A 2015 study looked into the science behind why Queen’s singer’s voice was so remarkable.
A team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish researchers found that the average vibrato ranges from 5.4 Hz to 6.9 Hz; That of Mercury was 7.04 Hz.
Lead author Professor Christian Herbs told NPR at the time: âUsually you can sing an upright tone, but opera singers try to modulate the fundamental frequencies.
âSo they make the tone, if you like, a little more vibrant. Typically, an opera singer’s vibrato has this frequency of about 5.5-6Hz. Freddie Mercury is higher, and he’s also more jagged, and that kind of creates a very typical vocal imprint. “
Freddie’s life got revisited in 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek took on the role of Freddie, copying the star’s moves and manners with incredible precision.
Rami won the Best Actor award at the 2019 Oscars, and the film won four Oscars in total.
Brian May said at the time: “He made Freddie a home to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Truly remarkable.”
The film follows the story of the epic group’s rise to power, feuds, Freddie’s relationship with Mary Austin, his AIDS diagnosis, and the iconic Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985.
Freddie passed away almost 30 years ago this month, November 24, 1991.