On November 24, 1991, rock star and Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury died, aged 45.
The charismatic and flamboyant musician's untimely death was a result of Bronchopneumonia, brought on by an AIDS-related complication.
Mercury kept his fight with the disease private until his final days and during the entire time he remained a positive caring person to others.
This extract from John's book is a poignant example of the kind of man Mercury was, and the message that he extended to the rest of the world.
Rest in power, Mr Mercury.
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