Fans are honouring their favourite rock star (Picture: Graham Wiltshire/Getty Images)
Freddie Mercury’s fans and former bandmates are remembering the Queen star on the 31st anniversary of his death.
The flamboyant and charismatic frontman died aged 45 on November 24, 1991, after suffering with bronchial pneumonia resulting from Aids.
Mercury – a writer and performer of much-loved anthems including We Are The Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody – revealed he was HIV positive the day before his death.
Throughout his lifetime, Tanzania-born Mercury achieved worldwide fame and is still regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, thanks to his four-octave vocal range.
The band, which also consisted of guitarist May, drummer Taylor, and bassist John Deacon, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Remembering his late friend – who would’ve been 76 now – Queen stars May and Taylor have paid tribute.
The Queen frontman died 31 years ago and would now be in his seventies (Picture: Pete Still/Redferns)
Veteran rocker May, who was a founding member of the British rock band, shared a photograph of Mercury captioning it: ‘Love ya Freddie. Bri.’
On Instagram, Taylor shared an image of him posing alongside Mercury in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1974.
He captioned it: ‘Memories.’
In the comments, Queen supporters stated that Mercury ‘will remain in our hearts forever.’
‘My heart still aches for his loss, and I never spent a single second with him,’ wrote one fan.
Mercury was an iconic performer who exuded charisma (Picture: Pete Still/Redferns)
Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deason made up the iconic rock band (Picture: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
‘Freddie said, “I won’t be a pop star I’ll be a legend”, and look what happened,’ another noted.
Meanwhile, pop group Culture Club shared an image of frontman Boy George and Mercury backstage at the Fashion Aid event at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 5 1985.
With a red heart included, the image was captioned: ‘Remembering the great Freddie Mercury.’
Fans have also been sharing their memories of Mercury, as one tweeted: ’31 years ago today, the world lost a legend.’
He still shines like a diamond. ððð#FreddieMercury pic.twitter.com/ieubJOfisP
— ãµLady (@C1gWTxO8H4dK0Lu) November 24, 2022
Freddie Mercury died 31 years ago today. Thereâll never be another that comes close.
— Sooz Kempnerð (@SoozUK) November 24, 2022
lover of life and singer of songs â
freddie mercury. no one will ever compare to you. no one will ever be able to so completely take our breath away and fill our hearts with fascination, love, inspiration. you’re the only one and you always will be. i love you so, so much. pic.twitter.com/l1TSiulhxW
— petia loves freddie (@listenlovies) November 24, 2022
‘Freddie Mercury died 31 years ago today. There’ll never be another that comes close,’ penned another.
Others hailed him a ‘queer icon’ and ‘an extraordinary presence on stage and off.’
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