Freddie Mercury, the iconic frontman of Queen, died of pneumonia from bronchial pneumonia as a result of AIDS. That was on November 24, 1991, just 24 hours after he confessed to the world that he was HIV positive.
The international press picked up the dramatic message 30 years after the sad event. "Following the huge conjecture in the press, I want to confirm that I have tested positive for HIV and have AIDS," said the artist.
He also explained that the information had been kept in order to "protect the privacy of those around me."
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